Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Mount Calvary. It is observed during the Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
Good Friday in India will be observed on 19 April this year.
Christians across the country observe the day with prayers and fasting to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
On this day, churches hold services but bells are not rung and priests wear black cassocks.
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‘Declare Public Holiday on Good Friday in Two UTs’
Observing that Good Friday was commemorated by all communities, Bombay High Court on Monday, 15 April, directed that the day be declared as an official public holiday in the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
A bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice NM Jamdar directed the administration of the two Union Territories (UTs) to declare Friday, 19 April, a public holiday.
The administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu had earlier issued a notification marking Good Friday as an optional holiday at government offices.
(With inputs from PTI)