On day of mourning, Trump wishes America 'Happy Good Friday'
Photo: AFP/Twitter screengrab

Good Friday marks the crucification of Jesus Christ -- a somber day for Christians as they observe a fast and offer prayers. Many people dress up in black clothes, including priests. All statues, including the cloth can also be seen garbed in black cloth.

Now, keeping in mind that it is not the happiest of occasions, it might perhaps be better to avoid wishing people a 'Happy Good Friday'. And we're not just talking about US President Donald Trump who employed the unfortunate turn of phrase on Friday.

On day of mourning, Trump wishes America 'Happy Good Friday'
Anwesha Mitra

The 'Good' in the name of the day is thought by many to come from the fact that it is a holy day and from the 'goodness' showed by Christ as he gave his life for the forgiveness of sins.

As per a BBC article that refers to the ‘Baltimore Catechism’ an American catholic school book used in the past, it is a good day as Christ “showed His great love for man, and purchased for him every blessing”.

There is also a belief held by some that ‘good’ is merely a morphed version of ‘God’s Friday’ that has become normalized over the years.

Many people who commented on the post seem to be agreement, suggesting that the President wait till Easter before extending 'happy' wishes.

However some things don't change. We also found our fair share of unrelated greetings in the comment section -- from birthday wishes for the President to

Take a look at some of the tweets:

While we're on the topic of President Trump and the United States, let us touch upon an interesting phenomenon when it comes to the Twitter handles that the official White House handle follows.

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