Why good friday is declared holiday?

April 5, 2007 10:34pm CST
Hello friends, As today is good friday. i am having holiday not only me you all might be getting holiday today. Can Someone tell me why good friday is declared as holiday, whats the story behind it.
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• Philippines
9 Apr 07
Good Friday is part of the Holy Week celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church which follows the Catechism laid down by the Roman Catholic Church heirarchy to be followed by its members called the Catholics. They termed as good Friday the day when the Lord Iesous Christ was crucified. It is the day that they celebrate, not the date which may fall on any other day. Good Friday is declared a holiday because there are many Catholics in the world and perhaps they were instrumental in declaring Good Friday as a holiday. Christians do not celebrate the Holy Week as they follow the doctrines or teachings of the Christian religion laid down in the Holy Bible.
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• India
6 Apr 07
Yes feiends ,good friday is mainly declared hollyday.the true fact is mainly behind it is mainly for christ to respect him it is declared as goofriday as hollyday.
@Chryssi (828)
• United States
6 Apr 07
According to the Bible, Good Friday is the day that Jesus was crucified. On the third day, which would be Easter, was the day of his ressurection.