Good Friday is the Friday before Easter and the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The day is generally observed as a day of penance, sorrow, people fast on this day generally.
It is merely called ‘Good’ Friday but it actually means a day of mourning. This was the day when Jesus Christ was crucified and one should be careful of how they send wishes on the day. Perhaps it was called ‘Good Friday’ because of the belief that the Messiah sacrificed himself for humans and hence was resurrected. Many also believe that ‘Good’ has another meaning which is ‘Holy’ and it could also mean Holy Friday.
No Meat on Good Friday
Good Friday of the Lenten season is followed by Lenten fasting rules. Meat consumption is prohibited on this day and people generally have one big meal and two smaller ones.
33 Bell Tolls
There are several traditions that come with every day or event. There is a tradition that is followed in many places where the church bell is tolled 33 times.
Good Friday has been observed long before Christmas
Good Friday is observed longer before Christmas became an event and celebrated across the world. It is one of the most important festivals for Christians where they pray and remember the sacrifice made by Jesus for humanity.