Good Friday, also known as Great Friday, Holy Friday, or Sorrowful Friday, is a major Christian observance that commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. It is a time for Christians to reflect upon his suffering and willing sacrifice to atone for the sins of mankind. Churches may offer special services, as well as cover crosses with black cloth as a sign of mourning. For some worshippers, it is a day of fasting.
Good Friday occurs two days before Easter (which celebrates Christ’s resurrection). It is part of Holy Week, which starts with Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. In certain countries, such as Canada, it is an official public holiday. In the United States, a number of states declare this a state holiday.
Traditional foods served on Good Friday include hot cross buns. These spiced sweet buns usually contain currants or raisins and are topped with icing in the shape of a cross.”
Question of the Day
Is there a region on Earth where the lengths of the days and the nights remain almost constant throughout the year?
Yes, on the equator. Every day of the year the Sun is up half the time, so there are always 12 hours of sunshine at the equator.
Advice of the Day
If kites fly high, fair weather is coming.
Home Hint of the Day
To avoid situations that may result in a leaky roof, inspect your roof in the spring for winter damage. Check for cracks in gutters and downspouts and for curled, torn or blistered shingles. If repairs are needed, see that they’re done right away.
Word of the Day
A planet that is above the western horizon at sunset and less than 180° east of the Sun in right ascension.