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The weekend from Good Friday to Easter Sunday is of special significance when Jesus is said to have died and risen from the dead, heralding his victory over the sin of mankind, and pointing ahead to a future resurrection of the dead. Christians generally ponder over the significance of the cross and an empty tomb to their lives.

Friday, April 2 is Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, an annual celebration for people of Christian faith. This is a national public holiday in Canada.

This day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. According to Christianity.com Good Friday is a crucial day because it celebrates the most momentous day when Jesus died willingly as an act of love for His creatures. The weekend from Good Friday to Easter Sunday is of special significance when Jesus is said to have died and risen from the dead, heralding his victory over the sin of mankind, and pointing ahead to a future resurrection of the dead. Christians generally ponder over the significance of the cross and an empty tomb to their lives.

Good Friday is a day of mourning and quiet prayer among many Christians. The candles are often extinguished, and statues, paintings and crosses may be draped in black, purple, or gray cloth.

Hot cross buns are a traditional treat on Good Friday. These are small bread-like buns, made from dough that contains raisins, currants and other dried fruit. The top of a hot cross bun is marked with a cross and covered with a sugar glaze.

For Canadians who are not Christians, with Good Friday begins a long weekend – a time to welcome the spring. In normal times, people travel to visit friends and families or take short vacations. However, things are different this year and we will have to modify the way we take advantage of this holiday by creating ways to relax within our bubbles and not put anybody at risk. Please follow the guidance provided by your provincial authorities and help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

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