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Good Friday 2022: when, Why and How to Observed

Good Friday is the day for Christian people to celebrate the memory of Jesus’s crucifixion. Good Friday is the sixth day of Holy week and is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday and Easter Friday. According to mainstream Christian tradition, Good Friday is observed as an occasion of sorrow,  penance, and fasting the day.  A lot of us who weren’t raised in a practicing Christian family might not know the importance of this day.  Today, we will bring the interesting fact about Good Friday like why, when, and how it is celebrated these days.

When is Good Friday?

Good Friday is generally observed last Friday before Easter. Only twelve states of America consider Good Friday as a holiday. So it doesn’t get that much attention like Easter Sunday. In the year 2022, Good Friday falls on 15 April, as we said earlier, just before 17 April’s Easter Sunday.

Dates for Good Friday

Holiday Date
Good Friday 2022 Friday, April 15, 2022
Good Friday 2023 Friday, April 07, 2023
Good Friday 2024 Friday, March 29, 2024

Why do Christians observe it?

According to the Bible, after betraying Judas, Jesus got marked and arrested by some Jewish priests, forcibly brought to the house of Annas, then they interrogated Christ but didn’t get any answers from Jesus that could satisfy them. They had been frustrated after some time. Then Jesus was taken into captivity by Caiaphas, who was the high priest where the Sanhedrin had gathered.  the son of God was beaten by them, ordered to carry the cross on which he would be crucified and then put to death.

What is good about it then?

If your heart has the same question, then hard luck for you too. Some historians say that the day is good in the sense of holy, others say it is just a phrase, a complete corruption of ‘God’s Friday’.

How to Celebrate Good Friday / Easter Friday

Good Friday is not so popular as Easter Sunday but there are plenty of Catholic Christians who follow this religious tradition very seriously.

There are five individual steps for Christian people who want to observe Easter Friday properly, three of them are mandatory, other two are optional.

  • Fasting:  If you are a Catholic Christian between the ages of 18 and 59 and healthy, fast on Good Friday. Catholic guidelines allow one full meal and two small meals. Any kind of meat is disallowed on Black Friday.
  • Church Service: Doing any service is also a traditional mandatory thing to do on Good Friday.
  • Meditation: Good Friday is a day of penance and meditation, spend some time before bed thinking about how you can atone for your sins and be a better person.
  • Cross Buns: Some Christians begin the day with hot cross buns.
  • Black dress: Wearing a black dress in any Christian event is a very common activity. It brings a good vibe to observation.

Good Friday Wishes: Easter Friday Quotes

  • On This Holy Moment, May His Lighting Guide Your Path, May His Love Grace Your Own Heart and May His Sacrifice Streanghthen Your Soul. Good Friday
  • Praying that the lord all your Heart with peace. Holds you in His Love and Blesses you with His grace… On this Holy Day and Always. Good Friday
  • May all of us be blessed with the goodness of Good Friday on this auspicious day and always.
  • Good Friday is beautiful because it reminds us that we matter to the great Lord. Have a divine Good Friday with your family and loved one.
  • Happy Good Friday! May God turn this Good Friday into a blissful beginning of your life. May God fill your life with goodness on this holy day.
  • May all of us be blessed with the goodness of Good Friday on this auspicious day and always.
  • May the blessing of God be always upon us. Wish you a blessed Good Friday.
  • Jesus Christ bore all in silence because he accepted us in him. I hope we can return the same to him. Have a blessed Good Friday.
  • Good Friday is beautiful because it reminds us that we matter to the great Lord. Have a divine Good Friday with your family and loved ones.
  • May the spirit of this auspicious day give you the courage to stay on God’s path. Happy Good Friday!

Easter Friday 2022

Mass Christians may not be very concerned about Good Friday, it is a day to remember Jesus, how he sacrificed his life to bring good life for us. hope, this article will help you to enrich your knowledge about Good Friday.

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