When Is Good Friday?

Find the Date of Good Friday in This and Other Years

Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, medieval illustration from the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad of Landsberg (12th century).
Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, medieval illustration from the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad of Landsberg (12th century). Hortus Deliciarum/Herrad von Landsberg/Wikimedia Commons

Good Friday, the day on which Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross, falls on a different date each year. When is Good Friday?

How Is the Date of Good Friday Determined?

Good Friday is the second day of the ​Easter Triduum, the three days before Easter, during which Christians commemorate Christ's Passion. Because it is dependent on the date of Easter, and Easter is a moveable feast, the date of Good Friday changes each year.

(For more information, see When Is Easter? and How Is the Date of Easter Calculated?)

When Is Good Friday This Year?

Here is the date on which Good Friday will be celebrated this year:

  • Good Friday 2017: April 14, 2017

When Is Good Friday in Future Years?

Here are the dates on which Good Friday will be celebrated next year and in future years:

  • Good Friday 2018: March 30, 2018
  • Good Friday 2019: April 19, 2019
  • Good Friday 2020: April 10, 2020
  • Good Friday 2021: April 2, 2021
  • Good Friday 2022: April 15, 2022
  • Good Friday 2023: April 7, 2023
  • Good Friday 2024: March 29, 2024
  • Good Friday 2025: April 18, 2025
  • Good Friday 2026: April 3, 2026
  • Good Friday 2027: March 26, 2027
  • Good Friday 2028: April 14, 2028
  • Good Friday 2029: March 30, 2029
  • Good Friday 2030: April 19, 2030

When Was Good Friday in Previous Years?

Here are the dates when Good Friday fell in previous years, going back to 2007:

  • Good Friday 2007: April 6, 2007
  • Good Friday 2008: March 21, 2008
  • Good Friday 2009: April 10, 2009
  • Good Friday 2010: April 2, 2010
  • Good Friday 2011: April 22, 2011
  • Good Friday 2012: April 6, 2012
  • Good Friday 2013: March 29, 2013
  • Good Friday 2014: April 18, 2014
  • Good Friday 2015: April 3, 2015
  • Good Friday 2016: March 25, 2016

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