The solar eclipse has inspired many mythical stories and influenced human behavior. Even today, eclipses of the Sun are considered bad omens in many cultures. more
Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Orthodox Easter dates usually differ from the dates used by western churches because most Orthodox churches retained some version of the Julian calendar, which is older than the Gregorian calendar, commonly used today.
Is Good Friday a Public Holiday?
Good Friday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.
About Good FridayRead more about Good Friday.
Good Friday Observances
|2010||Fri||Apr 2||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|2011||Fri||Apr 22||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|2012||Fri||Apr 13||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|2013||Fri||May 3||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|2014||Fri||Apr 18||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|2015||Fri||Apr 10||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|2016||Fri||Apr 29||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|2017||Fri||Apr 14||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|2018||Fri||Apr 6||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|2019||Fri||Apr 26||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|2020||Fri||Apr 17||Good Friday||Public holiday|
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