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Good Friday

Good Friday is a date in which Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. For families that aren't religious, it is simply time off work to spend together. Good Friday, alongside Easter, is adjusted based on the Equinox, therefore the date of often different.

Upcoming Dates For Good Friday

Since the date of celebration is adjusted by the March equinox, the date varies. Good Friday will always land on the Friday before Easter Sunday. The following day, will be Easter Monday. This is a four-day weekend for most people in New Zealand. Here are the upcoming dates, so you can make your plans accordingly:

  • Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Friday, April 10, 2020
  • Friday, April 2, 2021
  • Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Friday, March 29, 2024
  • Friday, April 18, 2025

Where Is Good Friday Considered a Holiday?

Good Friday is a holiday everywhere in New Zealand. There are no government offices open during the Easter weekend, from Friday to the following Monday. There is no school during this time as well. There may be public transportation, but check with your local schedule to know for sure. Before planning any vacation, make sure that you will have the Easter Monday off. There are some establishments that choose to open on Easter Monday.

Festivities & Events During Good Friday

For those of a religious background, Good Friday may be celebrated in church. There are sermons offered, to remember the sacrifices made by Jesus Christ for his worshipers. Many choose to fast on Good Friday, in honor. Others may choose to kick-start their long weekend with travel arrangements. They may be taking a vacation with their family, or going to visit family. Easter is often celebrated with a large meal, so the weekend is often celebrated with family.

A Brief History About Good Friday

Good Friday is an important date in the Christian religion. It commemorates the crucifixion, while Easter celebrates the resurrection. In religious families, the weekend is an important celebration. There are many church services throughout the weekend, from Friday to Monday. Families go to places of worship to feel closer to their savior. For non-religious families, it's simply more time off work. This is a holiday that is celebrated all over the world. The date is based on the equinox in March all over the world.