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Quick Facts : Good Friday

Date: Apr 18, 2014 Type: National / Religious Also Called: Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, Easter Friday
Celebrations: No traditional celebrations

Good Friday

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Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday or Black Friday is one of the major holidays primarily observed by Christians. The date of Good Friday changes every year as its based on the Lunar Calendar. Good Friday is the Friday during Holy Week and falls before Easter Day. This is basically a time of fasting and penance, commemorating the anniversary of Jesus Christ's death on the Cross.

On Good Friday, In the Roman Catholic Churches the Three Hours Service starts from 3 PM as it is believed that Jesus was died at this time. The Three Hours Service involves a series of hymns, prayers, and sermons focused on Jesus' seven last words on the cross. The Orthodox Churches start the day with Morning Prayer. The "Twelve Gospels" is chanted in the prayer, which consists of twelve passages drawn from the passion narratives.

Churches are not decorated on Good Friday. It is a tradition to eat warm 'Hot cross buns' on this day.


Good Friday Observances

Day Year Date Holiday Name
Fri2009Apr 10Good Friday
Fri2013Mar 29Good Friday
Fri2014Apr 18Good Friday

USA holidays celebrated in year 2014

Day Year Date Holiday Name
Wed2014Jan 01New Year's Day
Mon2014Jan 20M L King Day
Fri2014Feb 14Valentine's Day
Mon2014Feb 17Presidents' Day
Fri2014Apr 18Good Friday
Sun2014Apr 20Easter Sunday
Sun2014May 11Mother's Day
Mon2014May 26Memorial Day
Sun2014Jun 15Father's Day
Fri2014Jul 04Independence Day
Mon2014Sep 01Labor Day
Mon2014Oct 13Columbus Day
Fri2014Oct 31Halloween
Tue2014Nov 11Veterans Day
Thu2014Nov 27Thanksgiving Day
Thu2014Dec 25Christmas
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