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Good Friday 2017 in Ireland : Good Friday in Ireland Bank Holiday

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Good Friday 2017 in Ireland : Good Friday in Ireland Bank HolidayGood Friday is an occasion of, particularly Catholic Christians. It is celebrated to remember the crucifixion of Christ. In Ireland, it is regarded as the day of worship and rest. There is no public holiday on this day. In 2016 the Good Friday was celebrated on Friday, March 25, 2016, while in 2017 it will be on Friday, April 14, 2017. People practice different rituals on this day as a symbol of paying regard.

Rituals

Different symbols that specifically represent the celebrations of Black Friday in Ireland are that people carry images of Jesus and crosses. The material of which these crosses are made can be plant, metal or wood. The places where they hold these symbols can be their churches, public places or homes. They show respect and worship to pay reverence.

Facts

The reason why Black Friday is celebrated is that it is a way of recalling the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. On this day people offer prayers and also get ready for the Easter Celebrations. It is the day of mourning.
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Alcohol selling

As a symbol of respect selling alcohol on Good Friday in Ireland is prohibited in Ireland since 1927. An act of Intoxicating Liquor declared it illegal to sell Alcohol on this day as a symbol of paying respect. Some of the restaurants and pubs remain close during Black Friday.

General Public Reaction

Though it is not a public holiday on this day people pay respect. It is a day of worshipping and resting for Christians. Some of the businesses and Schools close at an earlier time than normal to facilitate the people performing rituals. It is also somewhat difficult to eat something out from your homes and restaurants because the unlicensed pubs and hotels are close on Good Friday in Ireland.

 

Practices of Christians

Normally many Christians do meditation of personal prayers. Some of the Catholics also join services of special prayers. People clear their homes for making preparations of Easter Sunday. Some people also enjoy the holiday by relaxing with their family. They visit abroad or have a small holiday within Ireland.

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