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Wearing black, hot cross buns; 7 interesting Good Friday traditions

Wearing black, hot cross buns; 7 interesting Good Friday traditions

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Many Christians practice fasting during Lent | Pixabay/Rovin

In the Roman Catholic tradition, Good Friday is considered a day in which Catholics are to fast and to abstain from meat, with the rules on fasting varying within the global Church.

“For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal,” explained the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the ‘paschal fast’ to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.”

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