Good Friday


Perla Orea Sixtos, Staff Reporter

You may be asking, what is Good Friday? Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday, which is a Christian Holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.

What do you do on Good Friday? The thing that is done on Good Friday is fasting and attending religious services, which are part of the commemoration for many people on Good Friday. For example, for Roman Catholics, the religious service on Good Friday is the middle part of a three-day-long or official rite called Triduum. “It is the most scared liturgy of the year,” some say. Some people observe this solemn day by fasting or abstaining from meat. People often attend church services reflecting on the Good Friday stories in the scriptures.

How was Good Friday Developed? Good Friday was developed from the early days of Christianity. Good Friday was also observed as a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting, a characteristic that finds expression in their German word (Sorrowful Friday). The Christians started celebrating Good Friday in the fourth century CE, one of the oldest Christian holidays, with some sources saying that it has been observed since 100 CE.