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

Penitents hang on wooden crosses during the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014. |

For many Christians, the Friday before Easter Sunday holds the significance of being the day to remember the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.

Known as “Good Friday” or “Holy Friday,” the observance has various traditions associated with it that are practiced by different denominations.

These traditions are oftentimes popular among denominations that are more traditional in their worship practices, like the Roman Catholic Church.

Here are seven interesting traditions associated with Good Friday. They include certain foods, live performances and even certain clothing choices.

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