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Good Friday is marked in Christianity as the most solemn day, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The day is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. In many parts of the world, it's a day of fasting and mourning with services, often held in the afternoon; mirroring the time when Christ was said to be on the cross.
The practice of observing Good Friday can be traced back to the fourth century, marking it as one of the oldest Christian traditions. For the Dutch people, this day holds additional historical significance. In the years of World War II, Good Friday marked the beginning of the Amsterdam-Utrecht Waterlinie Operation in 1945. This operation was a significant turning point towards the end of the German occupation in The Netherlands. Today, many Dutch people, regardless of their religious orientation, respect this day for both its historical and religious importance.
In The Netherlands, Good Friday is a public holiday but is not a day off for all workers as it is not a compulsory day off under Dutch law. However, many businesses and schools close on Good Friday. Religious observances include church services where readings and reflections focus on Jesus' Seven Last Words on the cross. The Catholic Church in The Netherlands, for instance, often holds Stations of the Cross liturgies. Good Friday in The Netherlands is observed on the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, similar to other countries.
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