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Good Friday, Viernes Santo

April 3, 2015 – Good Friday (Viernes Santo)

Good Friday (Viernes Santo) is a bank holiday in Mexico prior to Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Christians remember Jesus’ crucifixion and death on this day.

12th Station of the Cross, Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross.

12th Station of the Cross, Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross.
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12th Stations of the Cross, Jesus dies on the cross.

12th Station of the Cross, Jesus dies on the cross.
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Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday,or Easter Friday though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Friday

Civic holiday
Observed nationwide, but employees are not entitled to a day off with pay.