Karfreitag is the name for Good Friday – the Friday before Easter Sunday.

It is also known as Stiller Freitag or Hoher Freitag and is a day in remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

For Catholics it is a day of fasting and traditionally people eat fish on this day and avoid alcohol.

In Germany it is a public holiday.

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