Icon of the Crucifixion, 16th century, by Theophanes the Cretan (Stavronikita Monastery, Mount Athos). Holy Friday commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
Holy Friday, more commonly known as Good Friday
, is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary (Golgotha).
It is part of Holy Week
(the week before Easter Week
), the annual Christian observance commemorating Jesus' last week on earth and the events leading up to his resurrection two days later on Easter Sunday
, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.
It is preceded by Holy Thursday
) and followed by Holy Saturday
(often referred to - wrongly - as Easter Saturday
It is also known as Great Friday, Easter Friday
(though this term correctly refers to the following Friday, the Friday in Easter Week) and Black Friday (not to be confused with "Black Friday
" in late November, the name given to the first day of the Christmas
shopping season in the United States).
Further reading: Good Friday
2021 calendar as templates for
Word, Excel and PDF
A selection of calendar templates for 2021 in landscape and portrait orientation and with US federal holidays, suitable for a variety of applications.