Good Friday 2017 is a religious holiday and enjoys a prime day worth for Christians. It commemorates the death at Calvary and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. As a part of the Paschal Triduum during Holy week, it is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. As per the Jewish observance they calculate is Passover Sunday Easter. It is called with other names as Easter Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday and Holy Friday. As per the Gregorian calendar the date of this event changes every year. There is discrepancy about its calculations. April 14 is Good Friday 2017.
Calculating the date
Friday before Easter is called Good Friday. It is calculated in different ways in the Western Christianity and Eastern Christianity. Following the Paschal Full Moon, Easter falls on the 1st Sunday. After 21st March, the date is decided as per the vernal equinox. The Western calculation is based on the Gregorian calendar and Eastern Calculation is based on Julian calendar. Easter lies in 21 March to 25th April.
In different countries of the world, it is celebrated with great devotion. As per the Christianity, it is day of fasting in all areas of world.
On this Friday the commemorations of Holy Week are at highest. It is celebrated as Christ’s passion as per the Roman Catholic Church. It is day of sadness and its Solemn celebrations are took place everywhere in the country together. By starting the procession in several villages around Gozo and Malta the ceremony starts in the church. In churches narrative of the passion, during the celebration is recited. It is planned that at 2017 Good Friday the procession ceremony will take place in Gozo, Zebbug, Xaghra, Victoria, Nadur, Zejtun, Zebbug, Valletta, Senglea, Rabat, Poala, Qormi, Naxxar, Mosta, Luqa, Ghaxaq, Bormla and Birgu. In these areas people show their affection in this way.
Indifferent localities of Malaysia the Religious activities are held at home for the whole week. People spend most of their time in the praying and fasting. Good Friday is declared a public holiday in the states of Sarawak and Sabah in East Malaysia. It is a Muslim country.