When the day of Good Friday begins?
The day of Good Friday usually begins between the 12 am to 3 am anytime. This time is preferred for practicing Good Friday because it is said that Jesus Christ was crucified on this time. Good Friday starts by kissing the piece of wood which shows the crucifix on which Christ died. After this, the priest continues this day by reciting prayers throughout the day. In most of the Protestant Christians, the practice of Good Friday begin at noon and ends at 3 pm. They mostly pay their attention to the last words of the Jesus Christ before his death.
Is Good Friday a public holiday in America?
It is amazing to know that the United States of America which consists of the many Christian populations in the entire world, almost 78% of the Americans practice Christian religion and they do not get a public holiday on Good Friday. It is considered as the most important holiday for the Christian Community, in some ways it seems more important than the Christmas Celebrations. In almost all the nations that have Christian majority population and even in some non-Christians nations, there is a public holiday on this Holy day but in the United States of America there is no holiday, but it is seen that there can be a state holiday in some states of USA.
Is Good Friday a public holiday in India?
It is observed that in India where the most of the population consists of Hindus and the Christian population is almost 2.8%, and they get a public holiday on Good Friday.
Is Good Friday a public holiday in the Philippines?
This day is considered as the day of mourning in the entire Philippines because it is the saddest day for them and people remain to abstain from doing certain activities such as drinking alcohol or listening to loud music. There is a public holiday in Philippine on Good Friday, and Shopping Malls, hotels, schools colleges, etc. remained closed to this day. Church services such as masses held at this day, which starts at 3 pm in the Church because it is said that it was the time when Jesus Christ died. Mostly people of Philippine spend this holiday at the beach.
Is Good Friday a public holiday in New Zealand?
There is national holiday on the day of Good Friday in New Zealand. Some of the individuals spend this day by arranging short trips while most of the people hold long prayers. Good Friday is called as a day of Fasting, and they take only three small meals or no food at all. In New Zealand, the day of Good Friday will be practiced on 14 to April this year.