Good Friday commemorates the day the Lord rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, as prophecy had predicted. In Catholic and some Orthodox churches, Good Friday services begin at 3:00 because this is the time that Jesus is believed to have died on the Cross.
Today is a solemn day of prayer, repentance, and (in some traditions) fasting. Not everyone gets today off of work, but if you do, it’s a good time to spiff up the house before the family arrives on Sunday for the ham and scalloped potato dinner. This weekend, just as we do all year (if we’re doing it right), Christians celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. Don’t forget the chocolate bunnies, marshmallow Peeps, and bright speckled eggs. I like those Malted Milk robin’s eggs myself, and the orange creme Cadbury eggs used to be really good (now they don’t taste quite right–perhaps because Hershey’s owns the company now?)
Also, don’t forget to give a thought to the farmer who decided to play a trick on his wife. He sneaked a decorated Easter egg under one of the laying hens, expecting her to freak out when she collected the eggs in the morning. But the rooster saw it first–and rushed into the barnyard to try to kill the peacock.