Good Friday is a Christian holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday and is considered one of the most solemn days of the Christian calendar.
The event of Good Friday is remembered by Christians in a number of ways. Some churches hold special services on the day, which may include the reading of the Passion of Christ from the Bible, hymns, and prayers. The Stations of the Cross, a devotion that commemorates the final hours of Jesus' life, is often performed during the Good Friday Service.
Many Christians observe Good Friday as a day of fasting, repentance and mourning. Some of the practices include abstaining from meat, and in some traditions, even not speaking.
In some countries, there are also processions and reenactments of the crucifixion, which are meant to help people experience the passion of Christ in a more tangible way.
Good Friday is a public holiday in many countries with a Christian tradition, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.