Jesus died. Anniversary and worship on this day every year afterwards.

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Type Christian, civic
Significance Commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ
Celebrations No traditional celebrations
Observances Worship services, prayer and vigil services, fasting, almsgiving
Date the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday
2013 date

March 29 (Western) May 3 (Eastern)

2014 date

April 18 (Western) April 18 (Eastern)

2015 date

April 3 (Western) April 10 (Eastern)

2016 date

March 25 (Western) April 29 (Eastern)

Frequency annual