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Good Friday

Apr 14, 2014
Good Friday may once have been known as God Friday.
Good Friday

Good Friday, April 18th, 2014, is a Christian holiday that observes the anniversary of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Christ was the Son of God who came to earth to die and take away people's sins. The Bible says that he arose from the dead three days later, on Easter Sunday, and ascended to heaven. This is pretty much the fundamental story of Christianity. Christians started observing Good Friday in the fourth century AD.

What's So Good About It?

Since Good Friday is a holiday marking the execution of the Christian messiah, it seems a little odd to call it "Good." Experts believe either that the holiday was once called God Friday, which later mistakenly became known as Good Friday, or that it is considered good because Christ's sacrifice allows believers to go to heaven and live eternally. Not such a great thing for him, but good news for Christians! In other countries it is know as Long Friday, Silent Friday or Holy Friday.

How to Observe It

Christians observe Good Friday by attending special church services. Some services last three hours, which is the amount of time Jesus spent on the cross. Some people go to solemn parades (no clowns or balloons here) or eat special meals with family.

Did U Know?

  • The controversial Mel Gibson flick, The Passion of Christ, revolves around the events that took place on the original Good Friday.
  • Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday.
  • It's an old superstition that if a baby is born on Good Friday and baptized on Easter Sunday they will have the gift of healing.
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Ilikeham123

Ilikeham123 wrote:

Hey are you sure you've read all the pages of the bible? Jesus came back to life didn't...
commented: Sat Apr 19, 2014

jleigh123

jleigh123 wrote:

i know the stories growing up so i do believe in god and jesus and the stories so yes t...
commented: Fri Apr 18, 2014

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woahitskar wrote:

The Bible mentions Hanukkah and Passover, not Christmas and Easter. Those are both Paga...
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How Are You Spending Good Friday?

  • Hanging out with my peeps and enjoying the day off school.
  • I'm going to church.
  • I'm going to make hot cross buns.
  • Sleeping in and watching daytime TV.

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