Good Friday commemorates the suffering, crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus died on this day for the salvation of the world.
Christians traditionally celebrate Christmas on December 25th, to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Today, non-Christians also celebrate Christmas by exchanging gifts and well wishes.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, which is a period of penance. The season of Lent lasts for forty days and some Christians fast during this period. Lent culminates in Holy Week when Christians remember the last week of Jesus’ life. Holy Thursday recalls the Last Supper and the Washing of Feet. The death of Jesus is commemorated on Good Friday with special services sometimes reenacting the crucifixion.
On Easter Sunday, Christians recall the resurrection of Jesus. They celebrate Jesus’ victory over death and proclaim his promise of life after death.