Sun February 26, 2017

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Good Friday

Good Friday falls on the Friday before Easter Sunday in New Zealand. The day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Celebration\ Observance

Catholics may fast, or not eat meat, or have small meals as part of the day. For many in New Zealand it will be the start of their 4 day weekend that includes Easter Monday.

History

For Christians this day is important as a day of mourning for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the resurrection to follow on Easter.