World's Holidays

Good Friday in United Kingdom in 2022

When is Good Friday?

Good Friday is a Christian holiday. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed by the Christians spread all over the world. It is falls on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday (Resurrection Sunday) during the Holy Week. It is also called as Viernes Santo i.e. 'Sacred Friday' in Spain, "Holy Friday" in Greece and Karfreitag i.e. 'Sorrowful Friday' in Germany. The importance behind the Good Friday celebration is to spread the message that Christ had to suffer for all of us.

Good Friday in United Kingdom in 2022

On Good Friday, mostly all the Christians attend a Good Friday service wherein they read the biblical accounts of Jesus' death on the cross (Read Luke 19). They do fasting, prayer and meditation also on this day. However, the term "Good Friday" does not have any mention in the Bible. Good Friday is considered one of the most solemn days of the year in the Christian calendar.

There are the rules of fasting on Good Friday. In this, every person of 14 years or above must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Good Friday and every person between the age of 21 and 59 must fast on Good Friday. Good Friday is called "Good" because it led to the Resurrection of Jesus and His victory over death and sin. Some people believe that Good Friday is good because Christ "showed His great love for man and purchased for him every blessing".

Good Friday in United Kingdom in 2022

List of Holidays in United Kingdom in 2022

DayDateHoliday
SaturdayJanuary 01 2022New Year's Day
FridayApril 15 2022Good Friday
MondayApril 18 2022Easter Monday
MondayMay 02 2022Early May Bank Holiday
MondayMay 30 2022Spring Bank Holiday
MondayAugust 29 2022Summer Bank Holiday
SundayDecember 25 2022Christmas Day
MondayDecember 26 2022Boxing Day
TuesdayDecember 27 2022Substitute Bank Holiday For Christmas Day