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Good Friday 2022: What is the significance of Christians' Easter Friday
Good Friday falls on April 15 this year and Easter Sunday on April 17.
Two significant dates associated with Christianity -- Good Friday and Easter Sunday -- will be observed this week.
Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ's crucifixion. According to the New Testament, Good Friday is the day when Jesus was crucified by the Romans.
Christians observe the day by fasting and attending church services or re-enactments of Jesus Christ's last hours.
Church services take place from noon to 3 pm on this day and decorations from statues are removed. Priests are dressed in black robes.
For Christians, it is the most sorrowful, sombre and sacred day of the year.
On Good Friday, Christians do not eat meat and traditionally the food which is eaten is hot cross buns. However, many people do eat fish instead of meat.
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ's resurrection from death. The celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death.