Christians around the world were commemorating
Good Friday, which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on
Calvary Hill, just outside the ancient city of Jerusalem, nearly
2,000 years ago.
In several sectors of Christianity, including eastern
Orthodox, Anglican and Catholic, Good Friday is observed by some
Christians by attending church services and by fasting.
The holy day is also commemorated by carrying out
reenactments of the events which led to Christ’s crucifixion,
known as the Passion of Jesus.
Celebrated on the Friday before Easter Sunday, it is
considered one of the most somber days for Christians during
Traditionally a day of fasting and penance in the Christian
faith, devotees reflect on Christ’s crucifixion.
Throughout the world, many reenactments take place in public
squares, paying homage to his sufferings.