Good Friday holiday and celebration in the USA
Around the world all catholic around in the United State of America are celebrating Good Friday on this march 30 2018.
When is Good Friday?
Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion, and death, which is described in the Christian Bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday.
What to do on Good Friday?
This is an observance that involves catholic fasting and praying. Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or mid day to 3pm. This time reminds us when Jesus hung on the cross and killed brutally. Many churches also observe the day by re-enacting the procession of the cross as in the ritual of the Stations of the Cross, which depicts the last hours of Jesus’ life.
It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday before Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.
Good Friday Celebration in America
Good Friday is one of holy day of the year, so it is necessary to appreciate and celebrate the joy of Easter. Jesus Christ chose to endure the suffering of the cross as he knew it would lead to his resurrection and the people’s salvation.
There are many popular Easter traditions, like giving chocolate eggs. Good Friday, it is tradition to eat fish and not meat.
Good Friday celebration in different Countries
Many people in different countries celebrate the anniversary of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, and death on the Friday before Easter Sunday. This is an observance that involves people fasting and praying. Processions are held in many countries such as India, Italy, Malta, the Philippines, and Spain.
Why it is called Good Friday? However Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, and death was on Good Friday
The ‘Good’ in Good Friday comes from old English when Good meant Holy. So you could call Good Friday, ‘Holy Friday’. According to the Bible, the son of God was flogged, ordered to carry the cross on which he would be crucified and then put to death.
However, many see the term ‘Good Friday’ as proper, because the suffering and death of Jesus marked God’s plan to save his people from their sins. For Christians, it is the most sorrowful, somber and sacred day of the year. It is also referred as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday.