On Good Friday, Christian commemorate the death and crucifixion of Jesus at Calvary mountain. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on Friday before Easter Sunday. Basically, Good Friday is marked on the sixth day of the holy week preceding Easter. As per believers, on the third day after Good Friday, Jesus rose from the dead and that day is celebrated as Easter Sunday.
According to beliefs, Jesus sacrifices and crucify himself to save us from sins. Jesus was beaten and mocked by Roman soldiers and was crucified on Calvary mountain.
Good Friday And Easter Dates:
Good Friday 2020 falls on April 10 followed by Jesus’s resurrection which is celebrated as Easter by Christians. This year, Easter will be observed on April 12. Good Friday is commemorated by carrying out reenactments of Jesus’s crucifixion, known as the Passion of Christ.
Good Friday And Easter Traditions and Celebrations:
On Easter, people visit the church and pray. They also meet their friends and relatives and give them chocolate-filled eggs or bright painted eggs with candies. Easter has various traditions and celebrations.
The Sunday prior to Easter is called Palm Sunday, which marked Jesus ’arrival in Jerusalem. The festivities begin late on Saturday night through a religious ceremony called Easter Vigil.
People go to church on the third night after Good Friday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. During the Easter Mass, all the believers recite prayers, priests preach the gospel and all sing Easter songs.
Good Friday And Easter Significance:
According to beliefs, Jesus sacrifices and crucify himself to save us from sins. Jesus was beaten and mocked by Roman soldiers and was crucified on Calvary mountain. Easter takes place after 40 days of lent, during which they avoid eating non-vegetarian food. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday.
Several parts of the Christian community mourn on Good Friday and visit the church to pray and repent of their sins. Easter also witnessed large celebrations across many country’s. However, this year’s celebration was shortened due to the coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, many governments have asked people to be self-isolated. As churches and other places of worship are shut in order to curb the spread of the virus. So, this year people will celebrate the festival at home with their families.