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Good Friday 2017 Practices in Canada

Written on February 20, 2017   By   in Default

Every Year Good Friday is celebrated in Canada with great importance. The sacrifices of Jesus Christ are remembered by offering special prayers and services in churches. The Good Friday 2017 lies on Friday, 14th of April. The special practices of this day are here.

Statutory Holiday

In Canada, Good Friday is observed as a special event and is announced as a statutory holiday for all. In the state of Quebec, it is witnessed as not the holiday because of certain reasons. As this is the long weekend because of the presence of Easter Sunday on the following Sunday, people make special plans with their friends and family.

Preparations by people

It is often observed that crosses, paintings, and Statues are held by most people. The individuals who do not attend the church services in normal routine, they also attend these special services in the memory of Christ Crucifixion. Hot Cross buns are baked especially on this Day.

Religious Practices

This is the day of silent prayers and mourning. People also normally do fasting. There are also some of the plays that are prepared by adults and children and they depict the sacrifices and events of that day in a beautiful manner. People clean their homes neatly to remove all the dirt from the past and take a new start.

Symbols on this day

The symbols most commonly used for the representation of the events conducted on this day are the crosses and different objects showing the figure of Christ. The signs of respect are shown by removing all kinds of shiny things and flowers from the homes. Dull colors such as black are most commonly observed on this day.

Usual routine

Due to the announcement of a public holiday, the schools, businesses, and offices remain closed on this day. There is a restricted time table which is issued for the opening of stores and transport. Some of the areas also experience the complete restriction of public transport.

By following all these activities Good Friday 2017 is celebrated every Year in an exceptional and respectful manner by the Canadians.