This year Good Friday will be celebrated on April 15, 2022. But do you know why the day of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ came to be known as Good Friday? Read on to find out:
Every year Good Friday is celebrated on the Friday before Easter and this year it falls on April 15, 2022. According to the church’s lunar calendar, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon which is on April 4 this year. It is on this that Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting for Christians around the world. For this reason, this day is also called Black Friday. Good Friday aka Holy Friday also marks the end of Lent which is a 40-day fasting period for Christians.
The History Behind It
Good Friday is about the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. According to several reports, it was on this day that Jesus Christ was arrested and hanged. Good Friday is considered holy because on this day, because of his love for all, Jesus Christ gave his life as a sacrifice while taking the sins of the people. Due to this feeling, humanity got a new beginning and all their sins got destroyed. It is also said that the above crucifixion event took place around 30 AD or 33 AD.
Now the question arises that – if the history of this day is so sad, why is it called Good Friday? According to belief, the word actually came from the Friday words of the Lord. However, there is another group of people who believe that ‘good’ is for the holy and hence this day is also known as Holy Friday.
Although Jesus Christ was crucified on Good Friday, it was on Easter that, according to the Bible, the Son of God was resurrected. It shows that good always wins and the fact that he went through so many sufferings for the sins of humanity shows how much he was loved by all.
Good Friday Date 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025
|Good Friday 2022||Friday, April 15, 2022|
|Good Friday 2023||Friday, April 07, 2023|
|Good Friday 2024||Friday, March 29, 2024|
|Good Friday 2025||Friday, April 18, 2025|