Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
To many, it is a day mingled with joy. It is a time to grieve over the sins of man, and to meditate and rejoice upon God's love in giving His only Son for the redemption of sin.
Good Friday rituals and traditions are distinct from every other Church observances. The Churches do have some similarities. The ceremony is sombre, with priests and deacons dressed in black vestments. The pulpit and the altar are bare; no candles are lit. The purpose behind the solemn presentation is to create an awareness of grief over the sacrifice of God's only begotten Son. Many churches hold special services on Good Friday evening to commemorate this important day.