“Good” Friday

So why is Good Friday, called Good Friday, when on Good Friday, Jesus is flogged, has to carry a heavy cross, then get his hands and feet nailed into that same cross. Doesn’t sound like it was a good day for Jesus! Some sources suggest that the day is “good” in that it is holy, or that the phrase is a corruption of “God’s Friday”.

Either way, it’s not really appropriate to say “Happy Easter” or “Happy Good Friday”. It’s not really a day that is “Happy”. Easter Sunday is a good day to say “Happy Easter” as that is the day of rebirth and joy. Not Friday though, never Friday. Do you have any traditions on “Good” Friday? The closest I can think of with my family, are eating a whole lot of these!

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Good Friday

Another Easter is here! As always we start off our Easter with Good Friday.

Good Friday is primarily a religious holiday, but is now celebrated worldwide and by many different people and background. Good Friday is significant as it commemorates the first day where is Jesus Christ is crucified against the cross at Calvary.

Here is Australia not only do people celebrate this day by visiting and having a Public Holiday, but it also the day were Hot Cross Buns (Taste.com.au) are consumed. I personally would have no problem eating these all year!

Which brings me to my real topic…We are having Easter Sunday at my house this year and I have to cook! I am really trying to find out some good Easter recipes.

Good Friday

As the page mentions I am doing Fact Friday every second Friday instead of every single Friday and it just happens that this one, does in fact, fall on Good Friday…How lucky, lucky readers!

Good Friday is observed mainly by the Christian tradition of when Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross in Calvary, but is now a widely observed legal holiday. Where people can take a few days off over the “Easter Weekend”.

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. Easter falls on the first Sunday following a Paschal Full Moon, the full moon on or after 21 March, taken to be the date of the vernal equinox. The Western calculation uses the Gregorian Calendar, while the Eastern calculation uses the Julian Calendar, whose 21 March now corresponds to the Gregorian calendar’s 3 April. The calculations for identifying the date of the full moon also can be different.

In Eastern Christianity, Easter can fall between 22 March and 25 April on Julian Calendar ( between 4 April and 8 May in terms of the Gregorian calendar, during the period 1900 and 2099), so Good Friday can fall between 20 March and 23 April, inclusive (or between 2 April and 6 May in terms of the Gregorian calendar).

Easter Friday is also known as “Hot Cross Bun” day in Australia, UK, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada.

Hot cross bun – Wikipedia

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