April 15 marks a mournful religious holiday. This is Good Friday, when Christ died on the cross in the name of saving sinners. A pure, sincere holiday, filled with redemption and the pain of suffering. It is celebrated on the Friday preceding Easter. Catholics, the Orthodox, and Lutherans recognize this day. Believers attend church, observe dietary restrictions, and listen to divine sermons.
This holiday is revered in countries with a strong Christian tradition. Christ’s death provoked an earthquake, and darkness descended on the earth. The holiday is called Good Friday as a sign the soul of Jesus was sinless. He was a kind man who did good deeds, preaching important truths. Jesus sacrificed his life in the name of redemption. Two days later, he was resurrected, and humanity had a chance for salvation.
How to take part
Observe restrictions, prohibitions; honor the death of Jesus on Calvary.
- Read a prayer.
- Visit your local church. Sign up for a volunteer organization, help those who need it.
- Bake muffins decorated with the image of the Cross. Treat your friends and parishioners.
On the Caribbean islands, kites are launched on this holiday as a symbol of the immortal, righteous soul.
When is Good Friday celebrated in 2023?
Good Friday is c observed on the Friday before Easter.