Definition of Good Friday in English:

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Good Friday


The Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the Crucifixion of Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church. It is traditionally a day of fasting and penance.
Example sentences
  • Children can take part in an Easter Trail on Good Friday and Easter Sunday at East Riddlesden Hall.
  • If Good Friday and Easter Monday occur outside the standard break they are taken as a freestanding long weekend.
  • Her passing was truly an Easter death - poised between Good Friday and Easter Day.


From good, in the sense 'holy, observed as a holy day'.

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