Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Prayers -Postcard Friendship Friday #161

Many people around the world celebrate the anniversary of the Lord's death on the Friday before Easter Sunday.  This day is known as Good Friday.  Services are often held in the afternoon, usually around noon, or midday.  In America people put on plays and in some countries there are big parades with a lot of pageantry.  There is a delightful custom in Bermuda where handmade kites are flown on Good Friday to symbolize the Lord's death, His resurrection and the day He was caught up into heaven.

In some countries, such as Belgium and Mexico, places of worship are draped in black on Good Friday. The day is solemn and a general air of sadness is felt in many towns and villages. Some people in Poland fast on dry bread and roasted potatoes.  In many countries, including Poland and America, exquisite egg decorating is a part of Easter preparations. I think I like that part of preparing for Easter Sunday best.

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Terra said...

I like this post and learned a bit about how Good Friday is celebrated, from kites to black draping. Your card is beautiful; you have the bestest cards.
Happy Easter.

Snap said...

Beautiful card, Beth. Happy Spring and Happy Easter.


VioletSky said...

My pot of Easter lilies isn't nearly as nice as the one in your card!
Have a good weekend.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I've learnt a few new customs from you!