Monday, November 5, 2018

Good Friday Facts

Good Friday Facts
Accounts of the Gospel state that He was put to death after he was betrayed by Judas and the date falls during Holy Week on the Friday before Easter Sunday and sometimes coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover. Interesting Good Friday Facts

Good Friday Facts


Good Friday Facts the Good Friday Fallacy is the demonstrably incorrect belief that the pivotal Virginia Indian Uprising of 1622 began on Good Friday

Due to its aquatic habitat and behavior, the Catholic Church officially categorized the Beaver as a type of fish, making it acceptable to eat on Good Friday and throughout Lent. This ruling was later extended to the Capybara and muskrat as well

In 1935 the Germans published a new calendar, removing names of saints’ days and Good Friday was named in memory of the 4500 Saxons who were murdered by Charlemagne the Butcher



On Good Friday almost 500 years ago, Scots fought in a battle on Swedish soil in which their country was not involved.

There is a superstition on Good Friday that if you wash your clothes the head of the household could die.

No-one’s entirely sure where the name “Good Friday” actually came from.

In the Philippines, they re-enact the Crucifixion on Good Friday by actually nailing people (people who volunteer) to a cross.

The Good Friday Earthquake, a magnitude 9.2 quake centered in Alaska, caused the water in the Edwards Aquifer located in San Antonio to ‘slosh’ at least 5 feet – and then the pen skipped off the page.

Good Friday Facts



In 1592 “the London Clerk of Markets issued a decree forbidding the sale of hot cross buns and other spiced bread, except at burials, on Good Friday, or at Christmas. The punishment for transgressing the decree was forfeiture of all the forbidden product to the poor.

Interesting Good Friday Facts

The Saturday after Good Friday and before Easter Sunday is called Holy Saturday.

Ireland bans alcohol sales on Good Friday


Accounts of the Gospel state that He was put to death after he was betrayed by Judas and the date falls during Holy Week on the Friday before Easter Sunday.
The earliest known use of "Guode Friday" is found in The South English Legendary, a text from around 1290. But it seems contradictory to call a day that is about death "good." The thing is, despite Good Friday representing the anniversary of Jesus's death, it's also about the triumph of his rising again.



Christians in the Philippines whip themselves bloody with metal chains and are nailed to crosses to experience the suffering of Jesus as an act of holy penitence.

There are many various traditions and rituals that surround Good Friday from all over the world. Some include a life-sized cross placed at the center of the altar in a church that parishioners can then touch. Then there are some church services that conclude with a bell tolling 33 times in succession to represent each year of Jesus's life.



Bermuda is known for a custom that dates back to the 19th century: flying a kite on Good Friday. A kite is flown to symbolize the cross that Jesus died on and his ascension into heaven.

In Germany, the day is referred to as Sorrowful Friday, which reflects on the sadness of Jesus's death. In fact, even dancing is frowned upon in Germany on that day.

In the historic district of Quito, Ecuador, there are men, called cucuruchos, that dress up in purple robes and pointed masked headdresses and walk in a special procession on Good Friday.

They are joined by other Ecuadorians who dress up like Christ and lug about a heavy wooden cross to partake in the Procession of the Penitents. The event draws about 250,000 people to each year.

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