Good Friday & Easter 2018: Dates and Significance of the Festival
Good Friday 2018.
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Good Friday & Easter 2018: Dates and Significance of the Festival

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ according to the Holy Bible. Celebrated before Easter Sunday, Good Friday is also known as Black Friday, Holy Friday and Friday in the Easter Week. From fasting to re-enacting Jesus’ victory over death and sin, Good Friday is observed across the globe three days before the Easter Sunday when Christ is believed to have awakened from death.

Here’s all you need to know about Good Friday 2018:

When Will Good Friday Be Observed in 2018?

Good Friday will be observed on 30 March 2018. Churches hold services but bells are not rung and priests wear black clothes.

Also Read: Watch: The History Behind Good Friday

What are the Dates and Importance of Easter Week?

Important events of Easter Week to be observed between 25 March to 31 March are:

25 March 2018: Sunday
Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday): Jesus enters Jerusalem

26 to 28 March 2018
Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday

29 March 2018: Thursday
Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday): Institution of communion and the betrayal by Judas

30 March 2018: Friday
Good Friday (Holy Friday): Arrest, trial, crucifixion, death and burial of Jesus Christ

31 March 2018: Saturday
Holy Saturday: The sabbath on which Jesus Christ rested in grave

1 April 2018: Sunday
Easter or Resurrection Sunday: Resurrection of Jesus, three days after crucifixion

With Good Friday also comes a long weekend! Mark your calendar and shortlist destinations now.

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