Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus was crucified.This is an important event in Christianity, as it represents the sacrifices and suffering in Jesus' life. The crucifixion was the culmination of a number of events in Holy Week, including: the triumphal return of Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday; the washing of the disciples' feet by Jesus; and the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday.
Good Friday is a day of mourning and quiet prayer for many Christians. The candles are often extinguished and statues, paintings and crosses may be draped in black, purple or gray cloth.
Good Friday is not an official holiday in United States.

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