Good Friday Holiday in 2019

Good Friday, a Christian Holiday, honoring the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his demise at Calvary. It is perceived during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. Good Friday is also called Great Friday, Holy Friday, Easter Friday and Black Friday. The date of Good Friday fluctuates from one year to another. It is a largely instituted legal holiday across the globe and is the day after Maundy Thursday.

Good Friday 2019

Date Day Holiday Week Number Days to go Holiday Type
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday 2019 16 481 Gazetted Holiday

How Is Good Friday Celebrated?

On the Friday prior to Easter Sunday, many people around the globe celebrate the anniversary of crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. This a compliance, which involves people praying and fasting. Several church services are organised in the afternoon, normally around noon or midnight to 03:00 p.m., in order to remember the hours when Jesus hung on the cross. The day is observed by reenacting the procession of the cross in many churches.

Festivities Of Good Friday

  • People cover statues, crosses and pictures with black clothes.
  • Attend the church and offer prayers.
  • Every Christian takes part in the Holy Communion.
  • People sing hymns and prayers.

Symbols Of Good Friday

Good Friday is celebrated in memory of Jesus Christ’s death, passion and crucifixion. The most important symbol of Good Friday is the crucifix, which represents the way in which Jesus Christ died. A few crosses bear a figure of Jesus Christ. Other symbols of Good Friday comprise of black cloth utlised to cover crosses, paintings and statues in churches. Besides, a few people create a plain appearance in churches and houses by removing all flowers.

Good Friday 2019-2026

Date Day Holiday Week number Days to go Holiday type
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday 2019 16 481 Gazetted Holiday
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday 2020 15 838 Gazetted Holiday
02 April 2021 Friday Good Friday 2021 13 1195 Gazetted Holiday
15 April 2022 Friday Good Friday 2022 15 1573 Gazetted Holiday
07 April 2023 Friday Good Friday 2023 14 1930 Gazetted Holiday
29 March 2024 Friday Good Friday 2024 13 2287 Gazetted Holiday
18 April 2025 Friday Good Friday 2025 16 2672 Gazetted Holiday
03 April 2026 Friday Good Friday 2026 14 3022 Gazetted Holiday

Best destinations In India Io Spend Good Friday holidays 2019

  • Goa: Goa represents a very rich Christian culture with many churches. As you can anticipate, Easter is a big deal in the paradise of beach with processions conducted by every single church.
  • Mumbai: Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra, has more low-key celebrations. The churches in the city hold prayers and mass to honor the festival of Easter.
  • Aizwal: Aizwal is the capital city of Mizoram. The city has a vast number of Christians. Churches in the city organise special prayers and worship on the day.
  • Kochi: Churches in the city of Kochi conduct services to honor the rebirth of Jesus Christ. Shops shall offer Easter bunnies and goodies while hotels shall offer special Easter Sunday meals.
  • Vizag: The Anglo-Indian community in the city of Vizag, a port city, celebrate the rebirth of Jesus Christ. Community hotspots such as Gyanapuram and Soldierpet are the best places to visit. 

Good Friday 2018

Date Day Holiday Week number Days to go Holiday type
30 April 2018 Friday Good Friday 2018 13 96 Gazetted Holiday

News About Good Friday Holiday in 2018

  • Banks to remain closed on Good Friday in Goa

    In Goa, both public and private sector banking institutions will remain closed on 30 March on account of Good Friday. Bank officials urged bank customers not to believe the messages circulating on social media platforms. They also confirm that banks will not remain shut for five days continually. Addressing the concern, an Officer at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said “In Goa, Mahavir Jayanti was not a holiday. The officers at Central Bank of India and Bank of India have also confirmed that the messages that have been spread on social media channels are not true. 31 March 2018 shall be a working day for banks, but 2 April 2018 shall be a bank holiday.

    28 March 2018

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