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Good Friday, do you know the origin?

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The start of spring season means Easter Sunday is approaching, but there is a holiday that isn’t so recognized that should also be acknowledged, Good Friday. Even though the holiday isn’t talked about as much, the history is just as relevant.

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Unlike Christmas and Easter, which have so many special traditions, Good Friday has become to be known of its religious implication, not led to a surface of specific customs and practices. 

Easter eggs have long been a symbol of life and rebirth. Painting and dying eggs pre-dates the Christian religion.

Good Friday is celebrated the Friday before Easter Sunday, many different people spend the day by fasting and attending church services. Celebrated since 100 AD as a day of fasting, Good Friday gained importance as a important day in the latter years of the fourth century.

People who celebrate Good Friday & Easter will spend an average of $151 per person for clothing, candy, decorations and more according to CNN. And those who are not celebrating will still spend an average of $19 for Easter related things.

“Good Friday and Easter are always good holidays for me because I get to spend those days with my family”. Mitchel Goldman says, a Maryville student.

Activities people do on this holiday includes, visiting family and friends, cooking holiday meals, going to church, and Easter egg hunts. According to the National Confectioners Association, two-thirds of American parents will create an Easter basket for their children, and 90% of Americans will distribute chocolate and other candy.

For more information about Good Friday —>https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/19/world/good-friday-traditions-around-the-world-trnd/index.html

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