What is Good Friday? It is the day Christians reflect upon the death of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary. Jesus was crucified on Good Friday.
Why is it called Good Friday if Jesus Christ was crucified on that day? While the killing of Jesus definitely wasn't a good thing, the results of such actions were very good.
According to the Bible, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.”
Therefore if Christ hadn't died on Good Friday, there would have been no resurrection on Easter Sunday, and Christians wouldn't have the gift of salvation.
Many Christian churches celebrate Good Friday with a subdued service, usually in the evening, in which Christ’s death is remembered with solemn hymns, prayers of thanksgiving, a message centered on Christ suffering for our sakes, and observance of the Lord's Supper. Catholic churches often present the Stations of the Cross, whereby participants are lead around the church in observance of pictures of sculptures that represent Christ's walk to the cross on Calvary.
Good Friday isn't celebrated as much as it is reflected upon. Good Friday is a somber occasion with a phenomenal outcome.