In different traditions, the date is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday or Easter Friday.
It marks the start of the Easter long weekend, which includes Easter Monday on April 17.
Good news, Good Friday is a bank holiday so many people can look forward to the start of the long Easter long weekend.
Monday April 17 is also a bank holiday, but not every work will give employees these two Easter dates off.
Bank or public holidays do not have to be given to employees as paid leave, an employer can decide whether to include bank holidays as part of a worker’s statutory leave.
Bank holidays may also impact how benefits are paid, the gov.uk website explains how they may be affected.
As some will get the day off work, a clever trick has shown how you can get 18 consecutive days off work using just NINE days of annual leave.
Good Friday marks the crucifixion of Jesus, whereas Easter celebrates his resurrection
Bank holidays in 2017
Monday January 2
New Year’s Day substitute
Friday April 14
Monday April 17
Monday May 1
early May Bank Holiday
Monday May 29
Spring Bank Holiday
Monday August 28
Summer Bank Holiday
Monday December 25
Tuesday December 26