- the Friday before Easter, a holy day of the Christian church, observed as the anniversary of the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Origin of Good Friday
Examples from the Web for good friday
This scene is almost the same to-day in the public square on Good-Friday.Mexico
I have too solid a body, and my belief is like a Puritans on Good-Friday, too high fed with capon.Beaumont and Fletcher's Works (9 of 10)
Sad indeed was the aspect of all things within the cathedral on Good-Friday morning.
The early part of this day, which was Good-Friday, had been very differently passed.Paris and the Parisians in 1835 (Vol. 1 of 2)
Frances Milton Trollope
The governor and council had appointed a fast-day to be kept through the country upon Good-Friday for the success of the king.Great Events in the History of North and South America
Charles A. Goodrich
- the Friday before Easter, observed as a commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus
Word Origin and History for good friday
late 13c., from good in Middle English sense of "holy," also especially of holy days or seasons observed by the church (early 15c.); the word also was applied to Christmas and Shrove Tuesday.