Good Friday in Poland
Many churches in Poland observe Good Friday, which is the Friday before Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday (Wielkanoc), and Easter Monday. Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion and death, which is told in the Christian bible.
What Do People Do?
There are Good Friday processions that take place in some cities and towns in Poland. These processions commemorate the final moments of Jesus’ life before he was placed on the cross. Replicas of Jesus’ body are also seen in some churches. Some people also fast by not eating certain types of food (for example, red meat) on Good Friday.
Good Friday is not an official public holiday in Poland, but some shops may have shorter opening hours. Some museums, theaters and tourist attractions may also be closed.
Many Christians in Poland and in other countries worldwide observe Good Friday, which is the day Jesus Christ is believed to have died on the cross.
The most important Good Friday symbol is the crucifix, or cross, which represents the way in which Jesus died. Some crosses bear a figure of Christ. Other symbols of Good Friday include black cloth used to cover the cross, paintings and statues in churches and some homes to signify mourning.
About Good Friday in other countriesRead more about Good Friday.
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Quick FactsGood Friday is observed in many churches in Poland to remember Jesus Christ’s death on the cross.
Good Friday 2016Friday, March 25, 2016
Good Friday 2017Friday, April 14, 2017
Name in other languages
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- Easter Monday – Monday, March 28, 2016
- Holy Saturday – Saturday, March 26, 2016
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