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When Is Good Friday?

Find the date of Good Friday and links to Good Friday FAQs


The Cross in the Woods in Indian River, Michigan. (Photo by Scott P. Richert)

The Cross in the Woods in Indian River, Michigan, is the world's largest crucifix. Completed in August 1959, it was declared a national shrine by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on September 15, 2006.

(Photo by Scott P. Richert) Icon of Extreme Humility. (Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

Icon of Extreme Humility (Christ being lowered into the tomb).

(Photo by Scott P. Richert)

Question: When Is Good Friday?

Good Friday, the day on which Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross, falls on a different date each year. When is Good Friday?

Answer: Good Friday is the second day of the Triduum, the three days before Easter, during which Christians commemorate Christ's Passion. Because it is dependent on the date of Easter, and Easter is a moveable feast, the date of Good Friday changes each year. (For more information, see When Is Easter?)

The following articles give the date of Good Friday in each of the next several years:

 When Is Good Friday 2014?
 When Is Good Friday 2015?
 When Is Good Friday 2016?
 When Is Good Friday 2017?
 When Is Good Friday 2018?
 When Is Good Friday 2019?

FAQs on Good Friday:

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