GOOD FRIDAY

Bequia Caribbean St. Vincent World
image_pdf

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy FridayGreat Friday, and Black Friday.

Image result for Good Friday

Members of many Christian denominations, including the Anglican, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Oriental Orthodox and Reformed traditions, observe Good Friday with fasting and church services.

The date of Good Friday varies from one year to the next on both the Gregorian and Julian calendars. Eastern and Western Christianity disagree over the computation of the date of Easter and therefore of Good Friday. Good Friday is a widely instituted legal holiday around the world, including in most Western countries and 12 U.S. states. Some countries, such as Germany, have laws prohibiting certain acts, such as dancing and horse racing, that are seen as profaning the solemn nature of the day.

In St. Vincent and the Grenadines it is a Christian holiday and it is mainly celebrated with mass or church services marking the last hours before our Lord was nailed to the cross. In my opinion, it is the most solemn holiday celebrated the country. In America, it is a working business day and one will not notice the difference.

image_pdf
Average Rating
5 out of 5 stars. 1 votes.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.