Good Friday Dates By Year

Good Friday Dates By Year

Good Friday 2022 is on Friday, April 15, 2022.

What is Good Friday?

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ
Good Friday, the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ

Good Friday (from the meanings “pious”, “holy” of the word “good” – Good Friday is therefore also known as Holy Friday) is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary (Golgotha).

It is part of Holy Week (Easter Week), the annual Christian observance commemorating Jesus’ last week on earth and the events leading up to his resurrection two days later on Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.

It is preceded by Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) and followed by Holy Saturday (often referred to – wrongly – as Easter Saturday).

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It is also known as Great Friday, Easter Friday (though this term correctly refers to the following Friday, the Friday in Easter Week) and Black Friday (not to be confused with “Black Friday” in late November, the name given to the first day of the Christmas shopping season in the United States).

Good Friday is a public holiday in many countries but not in the United States.

When is Good Friday 2023?

Good Friday 2023 is on Friday, April 7, 2023 (in 387 days).  Calendar for 2023

Dates for Good Friday from 2017 to 2027

The next occurrence of Good Friday is marked in red.

When is …?DateDay of the weekDays away
Good Friday 2017April 14, 2017Friday1797 days ago
Good Friday 2018March 30, 2018Friday1447 days ago
Good Friday 2019April 19, 2019Friday1062 days ago
Good Friday 2020April 10, 2020Friday705 days ago
Good Friday 2021April 2, 2021Friday348 days ago
Good Friday 2022April 15, 2022Fridayin 30 days
Good Friday 2023April 7, 2023Fridayin 387 days
Good Friday 2024March 29, 2024Fridayin 744 days
Good Friday 2025April 18, 2025Fridayin 1129 days
Good Friday 2026April 3, 2026Fridayin 1479 days
Good Friday 2027March 26, 2027Fridayin 1836 days
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Good Friday 2022, 2023, and Further

Good Friday 2022 and Good Friday 2023.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.

Date
Holiday
Day
Week number
Days to go
April 15, 2022Good Friday 2022Friday1530
April 7, 2023Good Friday 2023Friday14387
March 29, 2024Good Friday 2024Friday13744
April 18, 2025Good Friday 2025Friday161129
April 3, 2026Good Friday 2026Friday141479
March 26, 2027Good Friday 2027Friday121836
April 14, 2028Good Friday 2028Friday152221
March 30, 2029Good Friday 2029Friday132571
April 19, 2030Good Friday 2030Friday162956
April 11, 2031Good Friday 2031Friday153313
March 26, 2032Good Friday 2032Friday133663

Good Friday 2022

Good Friday for the year 2022 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, April 15th.

Good Friday is a Christian observance held two days before Easter Sunday and it commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary (located right outside the walls of Jerusalem). Good Friday is the sixth day of Holy week and is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday and Easter Friday. The day is also part of the Paschal Triduum that starts on the evening of Maundy Thursday and continues to Easter Sunday recalling the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Christ.

Days to Good Friday 2022

Friday, April 15th is day number 105 of the 2022 calendar year with 30 days until Good Friday 2022.

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Dates for Good Friday

HolidayDateDays to Go
Good Friday 2021Friday, April 02, 2021-348
Good Friday 2022Friday, April 15, 202230
Good Friday 2023Friday, April 07, 2023387
Good Friday 2024Friday, March 29, 2024744
Good Friday 2025Friday, April 18, 20251129
Good Friday 2026Friday, April 03, 20261479

Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday

While nobody wants to wish away time – there’s no harm in looking forward if it helps to add a little cheer to the gloom and lingering chilly weather.

And for many who are feeling a bit stuck in the doldrums this February the question on the lips will be, when is the next break?

Well, here is information about the Easter Bank Holiday weekend which might be some while off but will bring with it some time off work for most people so they can unwind.

And when you do get a chance to crack open the chocolate eggs, you’ll be looking ahead soon to the next bank holiday! Here are those Easter dates for 2022:

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When is the Easter Bank Holiday?

The key dates you need to know for 2022 weekend are:

  • Good Friday – Friday, April 15
  • Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 17
  • Easter Monday – Monday, April 18

Why does the date of Easter change every year?

Easter does not have a fixed date, unlike other Christian feast days like Christmas Day.

Instead, the Easter feast is based on the lunar calendar. So Easter is scheduled to fall on the Sunday that follows the full moon that happens on or after March 21, also known as the Spring Equinox.

Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday dates

Despite all the storms, rain and nasty wind hitting the UK in recent weeks, the weather is set to improve as we approach spring, bringing with it Easter.

Easter is a special holiday in the UK because it is marked in the UK by two national Bank Holidays – an extremely rare occurrence.

The holiday is always preceded by Good Friday and followed by Easter Monday, meaning there’s a good chance of a four-day weekend coming up soon.

This year, Good Friday falls on April 15 and will mark the start of the Easter weekend in the UK.

It is then followed by Easter Sunday on April 17 and then Easter Monday on April 18 which will be a bank holiday.

Why does Easter change every year and who decides the date?

While many festivals are on fixed days, Easter is a movable feast and is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon on or after March 21 because it is based on the lunar calendar.

The First Council of Nicaea was a council of Christian bishops convened in Nicaea in Bithynia by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325.

Good Friday – April 15, 2022

Good Friday commemorates the death of Jesus on Calvary, the site just outside the walls of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified. It falls on the Friday before Easter, for 2022, that’s April 15. Most Christian denominations recognize Good Friday as a holy day, with many, including members of Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Lutheran faiths, fasting and attending church services. But there is so much more to this holiday than just these religious rituals. Good Friday is, for many, an intensely personal day of prayer and devotion. Let’s take a closer look.

HISTORY OF GOOD FRIDAY

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ at the site of Calvary is commemorated on Good Friday — a Christian religious holiday. Taking place during Holy Week, the holiday is considered part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday before Easter Sunday. The day is also widely known as Great Friday, Black Friday, or Holy Friday. Around the world, Good Friday is a national holiday in many countries, especially in the Catholic and Anglican nations. Fasting is the traditional way to observe this solemn day, followed by somber processions.

The exact origins of Good Friday are unknown, but the celebration dates back to the 4th century. Fasting and putting limitations on oneself to mourn the death of Jesus is an ancient practice. Why the holiday is called Good Friday is also unknown, but there are several theories. Some believe that ‘God’s Friday’ evolved to ‘Good Friday,’ while religious devouts firmly believe that the day is named ‘good’ as a symbol of Jesus and everything he stood for against evil-doers. It is also widely believed that Jesus died on a Friday, but this doesn’t explain the addition of ‘good’ to the holiday.

Jesus sacrificed his life out of love for his believers and all mankind. His death was the ultimate sacrifice. Despite it being a terrible day in history, the event paved the way for mankind’s salvation, with Jesus being resurrected two days later.

GOOD FRIDAY TIMELINE

4 B.C.
Birth of Jesus

Historians generally agree the birth of Jesus happened in Bethlehem between 6 B.C. and 4 B.C.

27 A.D.
The Transfiguration of Jesus

After heading to a high mountain to pray, Jesus’ face begins shining, then his entire body glows with a white light.

29 A.D.
John Baptizes Jesus

Jesus begins his own ministry shortly after his baptism by John the Baptist.

33 A.D.
Crucifixion

Jesus is hanged on the cross between two thieves for six hours before dying.

HOW TO OBSERVE GOOD FRIDAY

  1. Pray

    Many Christian churches hold prayer services during the hours of Christ’s crucifixion. Many religious people observe a period of prayerful silence during this time, especially between the hours of noon and 3 P.M.

  2. Fast

    Depending on your Christian denomination, it may be appropriate to fast on Good Friday. It is a traditional day of fasting within the Catholic Church, for example.

  3. Volunteer

    Jesus stressed the need to help those less fortunate than ourselves. If your religious beliefs allow it, consider volunteering at your church or in your community on this day in the spirit of giving back.

5 GOOD FRIDAY ODDITIES

  1. The name “Good Friday” goes back centuries

    The earliest known use of the name “Good Friday” goes back to about 1290 in a text called “The South English Legendary.”

  2. Go fly a kite

    In Bermuda, it’s traditional to fly a kite on Good Friday, symbolizing both the cross and Jesus rising to heaven.

  3. Darkness

    According to Christian tradition, when Jesus was crucified, there was darkness across the land and an earthquake.

  4. Lucky cross buns

    It is tradition to eat hot sweet cross buns on Good Friday, and it supposedly brings good luck.

  5. Grab the scissors!

    A widespread superstition is that getting a haircut on Good Friday prevents headaches for the rest of the year.

WHY GOOD FRIDAY IS IMPORTANT

  1. It’s a holy day

    Jesus was forced to carry his cross to Calvary, where he was crucified alongside two criminals. He remained alive on the cross for up to six hours. According to biblical tradition, from noon to 3 P.M. on that day, the sky grew dark.

  2. We’re reminded of Jesus’ sacrifice

    Christian doctrine teaches that Jesus was born to a virgin, Mary. As an adult, he became a preacher, performing miracles, and then was put to death by authorities. This sacrifice allowed for the forgiving or pardoning of Christians’ sins.

  3. Historical Jesus

    Just about every scholar of antiquity believes that Jesus was a historical figure. New Testament expert Bart Ehrman writes that “(Jesus) certainly existed, as virtually every competent scholar of antiquity, Christian or non-Christian, agrees.”

GOOD FRIDAY DATES

YearDateDay
2021April 2Friday
2022April 15Friday
2023April 7Friday
2024March 29Friday
2025April 18Friday

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