Good Friday 2024 – Significance, Why is it Celebrated?

Good Friday 2023

Good Friday is a worldwide popular Christian ritual that falls in March/April every year according to the Gregorian calendar. It is held two days before Easter Sunday and commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary, which is located outside the walls of Jerusalem. This day is celebrated as a mourning day after the death of Jesus Christ.

Most Christian communities observe fasts on this day and observe memories related to this day in the church, such as the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, etc.

This day is also part of the Paschal Triduum and begins on Thursday evening and continues until Easter Sunday. More information about Good Friday, such as its names, dates, history, significance and why it is celebrated, is given below.

Good Friday 2024

The date of Good Friday differs every year in April according to the Gregorian and Julian calendars. It is celebrated before Easter Sunday and the upcoming date is Fri, 29 Mar, 2024.

Good Friday 2024 will be celebrated by Christians on Fri, 29 Mar 2024. This day (29 Mar 2024) will be observed as a public holiday in many countries as well as India.

Important dates of Good Friday in 2024 are as follows:

Festival NameGood Friday
Known asHoli Friday, Great Friday,
Black Friday and Easter Friday
Celebration DateFriday, 29 Mar 2024
Easter SundaySunday, 31 March 2024
Celebrated byChristian Community

Good Friday Meaning

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, is the day when the Christian community, even all, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Good Friday for the year 2024 is being celebrated by the Christian community on Friday, 29 Mar 2024, while Easter falls on Sunday 31 March 2024.

Good Friday is also Popular as Holi Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, and Easter Friday in the world.

Good Friday History

Good Friday is the day on which Romans crucified Jesus. It is believed and mentioned in the ‘New Testament’ that Jesus was publicly beaten and crowned with thorns.

In his battered condition, Jesus was forced to carry a heavy wooden cross in the streets among a vast crowd. Ultimately, he was crucified with his wrists and feet tied until he died.

Good Friday
Jesus Christ

The Jewish religious leaders condemned the blasphemy of Jesus for claiming to be the Son of God. However, they were so agitated by Jesus’ acts that they brought him to the Romans. After that, the Roman leader Pontius Pilate sentenced Jesus to crucifixion.

Significance of Good Friday

All Christian communities in the world celebrate Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates the passion, crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, which are mentioned in the holy book (Bible).

Holy Bible
Holy Bible

It is Good Friday the day after Maundy Thursday which commemorates the death of Jesus on the cross. Good Friday is a widely established legal holiday worldwide, including in most Western countries.

Some predominantly Christian countries, such as Germany, have laws prohibiting acts such as dancing and horse racing in memory of the gloomy nature of Good Friday.

Easter 2024

Easter Sunday will be celebrated on 31st March 2024 and it is an important festival or feast celebrated by the Christian community.

It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, three days after his crucifixion.

Why is Good Friday celebrated?

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion, passion and death of Jesus Christ.

When will Easter be celebrated in 2024

Easter Sunday will be celebrated on 31st March 2024.

When will Good Friday be celebrated in 2024

Good Friday is celebrated before Easter Sunday and the upcoming date is Friday, March 29, 2024.

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