Today is Good Friday! Good Friday marks the day when wrath and mercy met at the cross. That’s why Good Friday is so dark and so Good.
Why is Good Friday important
Good Friday is on 2nd April. Good Friday, observed before Easter, is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. Good Friday is observed by Christians as a day of penance, grief, and fasting. Good Friday also marks the end of the 40-day period of fasting for Christians, called Lent.
How to observe Good Friday
- Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or midday to 3 pm, to remember the hours when Jesus hung on the cross. 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 final hours of Jesus’ life
In order to celebrate today effectively, here is a list of resources you can use to make the day special – or to plan ahead
- UN and other international NGO
- Non-Profits website for the observance