Facts about Good Friday

Facts about Good Friday

Occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

To mark the day, here are 8 interesting facts about Good Friday.

In 19th-century France, it was a symbol of free thinking to hold a sausage-eating party on Good Friday Good Friday Facts

Good Friday is also known by many other names such as Easter Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday, Holy Friday, Gottes Freitag or God’s Friday and Mourning Friday. Good Friday Facts

In the United States, 12 of the 50 states recognize Good Friday as a holiday In the United States, 12 of the 50 states recognize Good Friday as a holiday Good Friday Facts

Radio and TV stations in New Zealand are banned to play any commercial content on Good Friday or else they will be fined. Radio and TV stations in New Zealand are banned to play any commercial content on Good Friday or else they will be fined. Good Friday Facts

The very first Good Friday was on April 3rd 33AD. Good Friday Facts

During the Great Fire of New Orleans in the year 1788, priests had refused to allow church bells to be rung as fire alarms because it was Good Friday. And due to their decision, around 856 buildings got burned. Good Friday Facts

No one actually knows for sure from where the name "Good Friday" came from. There are many theories on the same. Many believe that the "Good" means "Holy", while others think that "Good" is used in replace of "God." Good Friday Facts

In 1927 the sale of alcohol was banned on three days of the year: St. Patrick's Day, Christmas Day, and Good Friday. The ban was lifted in 2018. Good Friday Facts
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