Christians will observe Good Friday on 2 April this year. The occasion is considered to be one of the most significant days for the community. It is the day when they reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Observed on Friday that precedes Easter Sunday, the day is also known as Holy Friday. It is observed during the holy week as part of the ‘Paschal Triduum’ on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. It is about remembering and recognising the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the belief that because of his death, the sin of the world was purged. Christians around the world observes Good Friday as a day of penance, grief and fasting. It is a part of the Holy week that started on 29 March with Palm Sunday and will end on 5 April with Easter Monday. Easter Sunday will be celebrated on 4 April. According to the biblical story, Jesus Christ was arrested by the religious leaders of his time. He was beaten and flogged. As he was sentenced to crucifixion, he was nailed to a heavy wooden cross where he died.
Although the origins make the occasion solemn, the day is called Good Friday as it is considered to be a holy time. This day marks the resurrection of Jesus after he was crucified on Friday at Calvary. The community remembers the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as he was captured and killed on this day.