Christians around the world observe Good Friday

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Christians all over the world observe Good Friday as the most sorrowful and sacred day of the year. It is also referred to as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday. 

What is Good Friday?

What is Good Friday?

Good Friday is a Christian holiday held in honor and remembrance of Jesus's death on the cross. It is held after Maundy Thursday, which recalls the Last Supper, and on the Friday before Easter Sunday.

How is it celebrated?

How is it celebrated?

Good Friday is meant to be a day of reflection for Christians, a day when you focus on the sacrifice Jesus made. It is also a day of mourning for the church. Many churches also participate in Veneration of the Cross.

Good Friday procession

Good Friday procession

Christian devotees take part in a holy procession on 'Good Friday' in Bhopal.

Re-enact journey of the cross procession

Re-enact journey of the cross procession

Brendan Paul, center, plays the part of Jesus as parishioners from the Wesley Mission re-enact journey of the cross procession on Good Friday in Sydney.

All photos taken from PTI

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