Good Friday is the day where Christians observe and remember Christ's crucifixion. Three days later (Easter Sunday) Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked out of the tomb to stunned believers and disciples. Therefore, these three days are are the most celebration among believers.

Why is Good Friday called Good Friday? The simple answer is Good Friday is 'good' because it is a holy day; the day Jesus Christ "died on a cross to save the humanity".

But along with the church services, the preparation of the Easter eggs, and filling treat-filled baskets, there are many superstitions related to Good Friday, all originating from Rome. According to Snopes and Vatra, both good articles, here are 10 of the Good Friday superstitions still observed today in many parts of the world:

Prayers in the 3PM hour (the hour of Christ's death) will be heard and granted
Do not handle any nails or iron tools
Do not plant anything or break any ground
Do not wash clothes
Children should not climb tree
Adults should not work on Good Friday
Do not eat or drink anything containing vinegar or nettles
No housework should be done Good Friday
Do not eat meat
Bread baked on Good Friday will never go moldy

Here are some Good Friday services and events in Sioux Falls, including the Egg-Stravaganza at the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum. There's lots to do on this Good Friday and Easter weekend!

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