What fresh hell is this? The Campaign to Commemorate Good Friday as a National Holiday is holding a rally on the National Mall later this month to promote federal recognition of the Christian holy day as a national holiday. Apparently someone didn't get the memo about the government promoting one religion over another.
Best of all, they're showing The Passion of the Christ - a movie made by a racist bigot and widely decried as anti-Jewish - at the rally. That's gonna score them some points in the "What? We're not anti-Jew, we're pro-Christian!" category, isn't it?
Good Friday is a state holiday in eleven U.S. states including Connecticut, Texas, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina and North Dakota. State and local government offices and courts are closed, as well as some banks and postal offices in these states. Good Friday has been an official holiday and day of closure for Wall Street since its inception, with stock exchanges around the world and many U.S. and international banks closed in observance of the holiday.
Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, estimated in the year AD 33 by the Canonical gospels. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Resurrection Sunday.