While all Roman Catholics are encouraged to attend the Commemoration of Our Lord's Passion on Good Friday in order to prepare most fully for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, Good Friday is not a Holy Day of Obligation. It is, however, a day of strict fasting and abstinence. For the regulations on fasting and abstinence, see the article on Good Friday or What Are the Rules for Fasting and Abstinence in the Catholic Church?
For the date of Good Friday in this and future years, see When Is Good Friday?
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