What is Good Friday?
Good Friday (from the meanings “pious”, “holy” of the word “good”) is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary (Golgotha). The holiday is observed during Holy Week on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Black Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter correctly refers to the following Friday (the Friday in Easter Week).
Good Friday is a public holiday in many countries but not in the United States.