Good Friday is a popular festival of Christian religion. It is celebrated as the crucifixion of Lord Jesus Christ. It is also known as Holy Friday or Black Friday. Good Friday is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday.
Good Friday is a religious holiday of Christians. It is also known as holy Friday. It is occurred on the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. On this day, the Roman Catholic tradition includes specific prayers and devotions as act of reparation for the suffering and insults that Jesus had suffered.
What is good in Good Friday?
This may be an obvious question that what is "good" in Good Friday when it is such a dark and bleak event, representing a day of Jesus Christ crucifixion. This is a belief of Christians that Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for their sins. So, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year. It is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day when the Jesus is raised from the dead. This signifies his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith.
Day of Fasting
According to Catholic Church, Good Friday is the day of Fasting while Latin Church states to have one full meal (but smaller than regular meals).
Time of Jesus' death by crucifixion
According to Bible, Jesus was hanged on cross from approximately 9 A.M to 6 P.M, a period of about 6 hours. All the details of Jesus crucifixion, hour by hour are as recorded in bible. It also includes the events just before and immediately after the crucifixion.
The crucifix or cross on which Jesus was hanged, is an important symbol seen on Good Friday. Some crosses bear the figure of Christ. Black cloth is used to cover the crosses.
It is a public holiday in many countries so the national, states and local government offices, post offices, and banks are closed on this day. Most of the churches celebrate Good Friday usually in the evening.
Good Friday Date: 2010 to 2030