March 2016
No. Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
10 28 29 1 2 3 4 5
11 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
13 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
14 27 28 29 30 31 1 2
  • In 2016 year Good Friday falls on
    fourth Friday of March

Good Friday dates in the following years:

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
Apr. 2017
14
Mar. 2018
30
Apr. 2019
19
Apr. 2020
10
Apr. 2021
2
Apr. 2022
15
Apr. 2023
7
The dates the holiday is observed are marked with a dotted line (applies to federal holidays). Date calculations are based on your computer's date and time.

Good Friday 2016

Friday, March 25 Photo by Aaron Burden

Good Friday (also Holy Friday or Great Friday) is a religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ at Calvary (Golgotha). It is mainly observed by Christians during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum. Because Easter is a moveable feast (its date depends on the date of the first full moon on or after 21 March) so is the date of Good Friday.

In Roman Catholic Church Good Friday is a fast day which is understood as having only one full meal and two light meals, all of them without any meat. What most distinguishes this holiday from the rest is the fact there is no Mass celebrated on this day. Instead, there is a special liturgy held consisting of three parts: the Liturgy of the Word, the Adoration of the Cross and Holy Communion.

In some countries Good Friday is observed as a federal or public holiday, among them there are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In the United States only 11 states observe Good Friday as a state holiday.