Good Friday

April 10, 2009

On Good Friday, Christians remember the day when Jesus was crucified on a cross. Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday.


On Good Friday Jesus was arrested and was tried, in a mock trial. He was handed over to the Roman soldiers to be beaten and flogged with whips. A crown of long, sharp thorns was thrust upon his head.
Jesus was forced to carry his own cross outside the city to Skull Hill. He was so weak after the beating that a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, was pulled from the crowd and forced to carry Jesus’ cross the rest of the way.
Jesus was nailed to the cross. Two other criminals were crucified with him, their crosses were on either side of him. A sign above Jesus read “The King of the Jews.”
Good Friday today is still a public holiday in much of the UK. This means that many businesses are closed.


It is traditional to eat warm ‘hot cross buns’ on this specific day. Hot Cross Buns with their combination of spicy, sweet and fruity flavours have long been an Easter tradition.


Images from www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk 



  1. Olá stora!
    Este Good Friday é o dia a seguir à Páscoa, certo?
    E sei onde é celebrado, é no Reino Unido, certo?

    • Olá Maria Miguel,

      Como o nome indica, Friday é sexta-feira 😉

      É celebrado em vários sítios, entre eles o Reino Unido.

      Se fores ao site de onde tirei a informação, podes ficar a saber mais sobre esta celebração.

      A professora,
      Celeste Simões

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