What Is Good Friday

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Great and Holy Friday (also Holy and Great Friday), and Black Friday.

From the early days of Christianity, Good Friday was observed as a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting. It is a day of mourning for Christians as they remember Jesus' death on the cross. The day is usually observed with solemnity and reverence in churches around the world.

In some countries, Good Friday is a public holiday. In the United States, it is not a federal holiday but some states observe it as a state holiday.