Good Friday 2024 Date, Wishes, Messages, Status, SMS, Quotes

Good Friday is a significant and special day for Christians around the globe. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the greatest figure in Christianity. It is part of Easter, which ends with Easter Sunday, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many Christians spend the day praying and meditating, going to church, and fasting. Many countries and cities celebrate this day as a public holiday, with businesses and schools closed.

Good Friday 2024 Date 

Good Friday is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion and death that occurred at Calvary. It is observed on Easter as part of the Paschal Triduum. Also, it is known as Black Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, etc. It is a holy day that comes on the Friday right before Easter Sunday. Good Friday in 2024 will be celebrated on March 29.

History of Good Friday 

The term "Good Friday" is said to have been in the 10th or 11th century and it can be traced back to earlier Christianity. According to the Bible, the Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, arrested Jesus, condemned him, and sentenced him to be impaled. Then they nailed Jesus to a mountain outside Jerusalem called Golgotha, or Calvary. Following Jesus' death, they took his body down from the cross and laid it in a nearby tomb. Christians believed that on the third day, known as Easter Sunday, he was resurrected from the dead. 

Good Friday meaning 

In short, it is the day Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. On that day, as in the Bible, the Jewish religious leaders accused Jesus of being the Son of God and King of the Jews and brought him to the Romans for trial.

Is Good Friday Happy or Sad?

On this day, Jesus Christ was crucified at the skull or Calvary, beaten and nailed to a cross by the wrists and feet. It is a day of mourning and sorrow because Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus.

Good Friday Celebrations, Observances

Observations of this day include –

  • Celebration of the Passion of Jesus
  • Almsgiving
  • Worship services 
  • Fasting
  • Prayer and vigil services

In the Catholic Church, it is a fasting day and abstinence, and the liturgy concentrates on the Passion of Christ. The service contains the reading of the Passion Gospels, the Reverence of the Cross, and Harmony.

In the Protestant Church, it is also a time of mourning and reflection on the sacrifice of Jesus, often including worship services on the Cross and the life of Christ.

How to celebrate Good Friday

There are many ways to observe Jesus's crucifixion day. Below we added 3 best ways to celebrate the day:

1. Visit a local church

Pray before the almighty in the Blessed Sacrament. The Holy Rosary is the most beautiful prayer for this day.

Besides Holy Mass, there may also be Stations of the Cross in several Churches that one would like to attend.

2. Fasting

Some people fast on this day while some don’t like to eat at all, and others eat very lightly. If you are still gaining weight, it may be a good idea to eat less.

3. Attend an event 

Several Christian communities, mostly Catholic and others hold Passion Games that you might want to attend, or maybe participate in or organize yourself.

Good Friday 2024 Wishes, Messages

Below is a collection of wishes and messages for this holy day. Simply copy these and share them with your loved ones:

  • Let the Dark Night end and let the Sun rise. Have a wonderful holy Friday this year!
  • I pray to the Lord that He blesses you this Holy Day and may He shine upon you or keep you in His love always!
  • May the love of Jesus fill your heart with heavenly joy and holy desire now and forever. A Happy Good Friday, my friend!
  • I ask the Lord to always keep you safe and to surround your life with eternal love and happiness. Happy Good Friday!
  • Happy Holy Friday! May the blessings of Jesus bless your heart and home with peace and eternal joy!

Good Friday 2024 Status, Captions 

Here is a collection of Good Friday WhatsApp statuses and captions for Instagram:

  • Happy Good Friday everyone! May the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus strengthen your life and set you on the path of righteousness and salvation with renewed hope.
  • May we all be blessed on this sacrificing day and always with the goodness of Holy Friday!
  • May God bless your life on this holy day. Happy Holy Friday!
  • May God make this Good Friday a happy beginning and fill your life with goodness on this holy day!

Happy Good Friday 2024 SMS, Text

Below is a collection of Good Friday short messages (SMS) for you to share:

  • May our Savior give you forgiving peace and light your way. Wish you a blessed Holy Friday!
  • Happy Good Friday, my dear! I hope every little bit of this holy day is as beautiful as you are.
  • May the spirit of this auspicious day inspire you to stay in God’s way. Happy Good Friday!
  • Happy Good Friday! May this sacred day bring lots of happiness and goodness into our lives.

Good Friday 2024 Quotes

As you are up to observe the auspicious day, you might love to know some great quotes regarding the day which we have given below:

"What is good about Good Friday? Why isn't it called Bad Friday? Because out of the appallingly bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal." — Randy Alcorn

"We may say that on the first Good Friday afternoon was completed that great act by which light conquered darkness and goodness conquered sin. That is the wonder of our Saviour's crucifixion." — Phillips Brooks

"It was not nails that held Jesus to that wretched cross; it was his unqualified resolution, out of love for his Father, to do his Father’s will—and it was his love for sinners like me." — D.A. Carson

"The cross is the victory, the resurrection is the triumph…The resurrection is the public display of the victory, the triumph of the crucified one." — Leon Morris 

"The cross is not the terrible end to an otherwise godfearing and happy life, but it meets us at the beginning of our communion with Christ." — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Good Friday arrives on the Friday before Easter Sunday, the day on which the Crucifixion of Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church. It is a time when families gather to pray and reflect on the significance of the death of Jesus Christ. Thanks for reading this article and we hope that you have got all the information you need.