Added on: 18th Apr 2014
Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
and is a public holiday in the United Kingdom.
It falls just before Easter Sunday, which is the first Sunday
after the first full moon on or after the March equinox.
Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ following
his time in the desert and his triumphal re-entrance into Jerusalem.
This is a very important event in many Christian churches and is
seen by some as the foundation of the Religion.
Many churches hold special services on Good Friday to remind their
congregations about Christ's suffering.
Good Friday falls on the Friday before the first Sunday after
the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox.
'Good' Friday. There are a number of theories as to why the
day marking the crucifixion of Jesus is known in this way.
The word 'Good' may be a different spelling or rendering of 'God' or
it may have another, now lost, meaning of 'holy'. Another theory
is that the tragedy of the crucifixion of Jesus brought great 'good' to his followers.
a major step in the political process to end the troubles and sectarian
violence in Northern Ireland. It was signed on Good Friday April 10, 1998
by the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and
later endorsed by referendums in Both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.