When is Good Friday 2017? – Calendar Date, History & Importance – Good Friday is a Christian festival celebrated by Christians all over the world. The day commemorates the crucifixion of Lord Jesus Christ. The Good Friday falls in the week preceding the Easter Sunday. The week before Easter is considered as Holy week. Good Friday is one of the important days in this holy week. The Catholic Church treats Good Friday as fast day. On this day people visit Church to perform prayers which is also said to be more solemnity than normal. Then they kiss the feet of Christ on cross. Good Friday is national holiday in most parts of the world. In the United States of America, 12 states have holidays while others mainly celebrate Easter which is celebrated two days after Good Friday.
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Good Friday 2017
When is Good Friday 2017 – Calendar Day & Date
Good Friday 2017 Date – As we mentioned earlier, Good Friday is a part of Holy week which is celebrated in preceding week of Easter Sunday. Good Friday also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Easter Friday or Black Friday is celebrated on the Friday of this holy week.
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Good Friday – Easter Friday History & Importance
Good Friday Importance – History : Good Friday is observed as a holiday by many Christians around the world as it commemorates the death of Jesus at the cross that is the crucifixion of Jesus according to the Christian Bible. It occurs before the Easter Holiday. On this day many people observe a fast and do not eat meat. However there are no traditional celebrations on this day. On this day people offer their worship services and pray to Jesus.Some people consider this day as opportunity as a day to donate alms to the poor. Although this is a dark holiday, it is named as Good Friday which is derived from “God’s Friday”