The crucifixion and death of Jesus at Calvary are commemorated on Good Friday, a Christian holy day. It is a part of the Paschal Triduum and is observed throughout Holy Week.

Great and Holy Friday (sometimes referred to as Holy and Great Friday) and Black Friday are other names for it.

Friday fast
Friday fast

A day of fasting and church services is observed by Christians from a wide range of Christian denominations (including Catholicism and the Eastern Orthodox Churches, Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist and Oriental Orthodox Churches, United Protestant, and some Reformed traditions).

The Service of the Great Three Hours’ Agony is held in many Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, and Methodist churches from noon to 3 p.m., the time period recorded in the Bible as darkness engulfing the land leading up to Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross.

It is a tradition in the Moravian Church to clean Moravian cemeteries on Good Friday.

Both Gregorian and Julian’s calendars have different dates for Good Friday.

The calculation of the date of Easter and, by extension, Good Friday, is a point of contention between Eastern and Western Christianity.

All around the world, Good Friday is a legal holiday, including most Western countries and 12 states in the United States of America.

Laws restricting certain activities like dancing and horse racing are in place in many Christian countries, such as Germany, to honor the solemnity of Good Friday.

What is not Allowed During Good Friday?

Many Christians abstain from meat on Fridays as a mark of respect for Jesus’ sacrifice of his body for humanity on Good Friday.

In Orthodox Christianity, the devout are also obligated to refrain from sexual interactions on Fridays, in addition to fasting from eating until sundown.


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