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Where is Good Friday celebrated?  

Good Friday commemorates the death of Jesus by the majority of Christians worldwide.

Who is Good Friday celebrated by?

This day is observed by Christians all over the world, in the memory of Jesus, who died by crucifixion as an ultimate sacrifice for the crime done by his people.

When did Good Friday first start?

Good Friday is one of the ancient holidays observed since 100 CE.

Who started Good Friday?

There are no theories about who started Good Friday.

The Maundy Thursday means washing the feet, which comes during the holy week before Easter commemorates the last supper taken by Jesus with his disciples

History And Timeline

According to the Christian bible, Jesus, the son of God, finished his last supper, and he was arrested in Gethsemane, a garden. There he was lashed in his last hours and tortured to death, and Jesus Christ carried the cross to his crucifixion, where he accepted his death after a lot of struggles for the love of his people. Christians believe that cross is their Christian faith. Christians also believe that this sorrowful Friday is called Good Friday, which led to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Traditions And Customs

As a Christian tradition, people in Bermuda fly kites, which symbolizes Jesus is rising in heaven. On this solemn day, many people devote their time to prayers and fasting as this day denotes the sufferings and the sacrifice done by God. Even today, most people living in Israel walk via Dolorosa, a traditional path that leads to the crucifixion place that Jesus did a long time ago. Every year in London, a play depicting the crucifixion and death of Jesus is held at Trafalgar Square.

Ways To Celebrate Good Friday

We can make hot cross buns at home and can even share these cross buns with needy people.

Jesus died for his people and as an honor to the Lord, let's not try to commit any sin knowingly on this day. We can encourage our kids to do more good deeds on this day.

We can visit our local church and go to stations of the cross and see how the crucifixion of Jesus is depicted. We can even go to church around 3 pm as most church services do prayers in the memory of Jesus, crucified on the cross.

Facts And Stats

  • In 2018, Christians in South Africa participated in a huge mass on Good Friday at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg.
  • In Germany, only religious programs are held on Good Friday, no other programs are allowed.
  • On Good Friday, selling alcohol to the public is restricted in Ireland.

FAQs About Good Friday

Why do we call it Good Friday?

This is the day Christians honor the death of Jesus.

What happened on Good Friday?

Jesus died on this day by sacrificing his life for the transgressions done by his people.

What should you not do on Good Friday?

We should not do any celebrations on this day.

What is good about Good Friday?

It is a day to pray and indulge ourselves by doing good activities.

What did Jesus do on Good Friday?

Jesus prayed to God to endure all his pain.

What happened on the first Good Friday?

Jesus was arrested and interrogated by Jewish and Romans and later sentenced to death by crucifixion.

Why is Good Friday important?

This day is important because Christians believe this crucifixion led to his resurrection and returned to life on Easter day.

How is Good Friday celebrated in the Catholic church?

Catholics observe fasting on this day in the Catholic church and spend most of the time praying and meditating.

What is the importance of celebrating Good Friday?

Good Friday is observed every year before Easter, and also, it's a day meant to do good things for others.

What are some reasons for celebrating Good Friday?

This day is mainly for Christians in memory of Jesus, who sacrificed his life for the welfare of humankind.

Who encouraged the celebration of Good Friday?

Catholics encouraged the celebration of Good Friday.

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When Is This Day Celebrated

Date Day
April 10, 2020 Friday
April 02, 2021 Friday
April 15, 2022 Friday
April 07, 2023 Friday
March 29, 2024 Friday

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