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When is Good Friday in 2022?

Good Friday in 2022 is on the Friday, 15th of Apr (4/15/2022).

Good Friday is on the 105th day of 2022. There are 260 days left in the year.

Good Friday Facts

  • Date: Apr 15, 2022
  • National / Religious
  • Also Called: Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, Easter Friday
  • Celebrations: No traditional celebrations
Good Friday iImage Credit: flickr/victornuno

Good Friday is a Christian's holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ's crucifixion and death as narrated in the Holy Book, The Bible. The Good Friday holiday is celebrated in the Holy week, two days before Easter Sunday. In most cases, this day coincides with the Jewish Passover holiday. Other names used to refer to the Good Friday celebration include Black Friday, Great Friday, and Holy Friday. All Christians observe the holiday across the globe.

What Is The Good Friday History?

Good Friday accounts for the trial, torture, conviction, and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Before this day of suffering, Jesus had been betrayed by Judas Iscariot on the day of Last Supper also called Holy Thursday. It is this betrayal that led to Christ's arrest at the Garden Of Gethsemane. The soldiers took Jesus to Caiaphas the High Priest and teachers of the law who convicted Jesus on blasphemy charges. Jesus was then forwarded to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, for execution. Upon learning the humiliation Jesus was going through, Judas was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins he had earned for betraying Christ. Judas then hanged himself early on Friday morning.

Jesus stood in front of Pontius Pilate and he did not deny any of the charges leveled against him. Pontius Pilate opted to get the crowd's approval on whether to crucify Jesus or release him. Surprisingly, the crowd asked their governor to crucify Christ and release one of the notorious criminals at the time called Barnabas. With no option, Pilate handed Jesus over for crucifixion.

The soldiers took Jesus to the Roman courtyard, stripped him, set a crown of thorns on his head and proceeded to abuse him physically. He was then forced to carry the cross to Golgotha where they crucified him. Immediately he passed away; unusual events took place. Darkness came over for three straight hours, there was an earthquake and the curtains at the temple in Jerusalem tore into two. Jesus was then buried later in the day by a man called Joseph of Arimathea, who wrapped him in a clean linen cloth and placed his body in a tomb.

Why Do We Call It Good Friday?

It's difficult to understand the goodness of the Good Friday following the suffering Christ went through. Some religious personnel suggests that the day is a corruption of God's day.' Others argue the day is good because it is holy. Most Christians, however, believe that by Christ's death on this Friday, Jesus saved them from sins. Therefore, despite the dark events that took place on that day, they see it as a blessing to them and hence a Good Friday. Christians find it ideal for taking part in Good Friday Fasting, as this shows their appreciation for Christ's sacrificial deed.

Why Do We Celebrate Good Friday?

The day marks Jesus' crucifixion and death at Calvary. Through his death, Christians believe that all their sins were forgiven. Indeed, it is Christ's sacrifice for the welfare of humanity that saved them from punishment from God the father. Christians, therefore, celebrate this selfless sacrifice on Good Friday.

Can You Eat Meat On Good Friday?

According to the Roman Catholic laws, all Christians who have reached puberty should not eat meat from land animals during Lent and on Good Friday. Meat is a worthy sacrifice because of its association with feasts and celebrations. Christians, however can comfortably eat fish on this day since it is not a land animal flesh.

Which Activities Are Prohibited On Good Friday?

Different countries observe Good Friday differently. Some activities are therefore considered illegal in some parts of The world. Until 2008, gambling shops were not supposed to open on Good Friday in Britain. In Ireland, bars shut down as the Irish people are supposed to abstain from alcoholic drinks on this day. In Germany, Christians should not go horse riding or dance on Good Friday and clubs that break this law are subject to fines.

Which date is Good Friday?

The date of Good Friday changes every year. However, the day is always observed on the sixth day of the Christians' Holy Week and two days before Easter Sunday. On this day, Christians take part in Good Friday prayers and reconcile with others.

Is Good Friday A Public Holiday?

In the United States of America, Good Friday is not a federal holiday. However, most Christians close their businesses to observe the day. Most banks, government offices, public schools, and financial markets are open on Good Friday but closed on Easter Sunday.

How to Celebrate Good Friday?

As a Christian, you can observe Good Friday by attending the Good Friday service held in churches on Friday afternoon from noon to 3 pm to coincide with the time of Christ's crucifixion. It is also worth sending an inspiring Good Friday Message to your friends and family members.

Good Friday Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Fri
  • Apr 10, 2009
  • Fri
  • Mar 29, 2013
  • Fri
  • Apr 18, 2014
  • Fri
  • Apr 03, 2015
  • Fri
  • Mar 25, 2016
  • Fri
  • Apr 14, 2017
  • Fri
  • Mar 30, 2018
  • Fri
  • Apr 19, 2019
  • Fri
  • Apr 10, 2020
  • Fri
  • Apr 02, 2021

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 18, 2021Jan 18M L King Day
SundaySunFeb 14, 2021Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 15, 2021Feb 15Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 09, 2021May 09Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 31, 2021May 31Memorial Day
FridayFriJun 04, 2021Jun 04National Donut Day
SundaySunJun 20, 2021Jun 20Father's Day
SundaySunJul 04, 2021Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonJul 05, 2021Jul 05Independence Day Holiday
MondayMonSep 06, 2021Sep 06Labor Day
MondayMonOct 11, 2021Oct 11Columbus Day
SundaySunOct 31, 2021Oct 31Halloween
ThursdayThuNov 11, 2021Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 25, 2021Nov 25Thanksgiving Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas