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Good Friday 2018

When is Good Friday?

 

 

This year, Good Friday will fall on Friday, March 30. In different traditions, the date is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday or Easter Friday. It marks the start of the Easter long weekend, which includes Easter Monday on April 2.

 

 

Is Good Friday a bank holiday?

 

 

Good news, Good Friday is a bank holiday, so for many people, it marked the beginning of their Easter weekend. Monday, April 2 is also a bank holiday, but not every work will give employees these two Easter dates off. Bank or public holidays do not have to be given to employees as paid leave, an employer can decide whether to include bank holidays as part of a worker’s statutory leave.

 

 

 

Why do we celebrate Good Friday?

 

 

Good Friday is commemorated because the date marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Accounts of the Gospel state that it was the day that the son of God was betrayed by Judas before he was sentenced to death. The date falls during Holy Week on the Friday before Easter Sunday and sometimes coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover. Experts believe the event has been coined “Good Friday” because the word “good” means pious or holy.

 

 

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