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Culture Lesson: Good Friday

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Do you know what Good Friday is? Here's some information you may find interesting:

Good Friday is always on the Friday before Easter Sunday and is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar. On this day Christians commemorate the anniversary of Jesus' crucifixion and death. For Christians today, 'Good Friday' is like a day of mourning rather than a day of celebration like Christmas.

In some countries, there are special Good Friday processions, or re-enactments of the Crucifixion and people often fast. It is also a national holiday in countries that have a strong Christian tradition.

So why is this day called 'Good' when it was the day that Jesus died in agony? Christians believe that his death saved us all – 'Good' for us, not so good for him.  

  1. commemorate
  2. anniversary
  3. crucifixion
  4. mourning
  5. re-enactments
  6. agony
  7. fast

Now write the numbers of the words next to their definitions:

Link: Culture Lesson: Christmas Traditions

  • Very strong pain or suffering:
  • To copy an event in the way that it orginally happened:
  • The day on which an important event happened in a previous year:
  • To remember officially and give respect to an event:
  • Death by being nailed to a cross:
  • Great sadness felt because someone has died:
  • To not eat any food for a certain reason and length of time: