Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Thursday 07 December |
Saint of the Day: St. Ambrose of Milan
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

10 Good Friday traditions that would normally take place around the world


Frank Vincentz | Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0

Cerith Gardiner - published on 04/18/19

From processions to kite flying, take a look at these meaningful traditions that mark this most holy of days.

As we prepare to mark the day that Christ was put to death, we wanted to take a look at the various Good Friday traditions that would normally take place around the world. While many Catholics honor Jesus by performing the Passion or participating in processions, each country has its own unique way of commemorating Good Friday.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic may prevent these events from taking place this year, it’s wonderful to discover how Catholics all over the world honor our Lord on Good Friday in normal times. Some of these customs you may want to incorporate into your own family traditions in the years to come.


Read more:
This saint bore the stigmata every Good Friday for 38 years


Read more:
Boy with Down syndrome “comforts” Jesus on Good Friday (VIDEO)

Good Friday
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.