Good Friday is celebrated with special church sessions and a processional showing how Jesus walked with the cross before he was crucified. Many schools, businesses, and restaurants are closed in the Alsace and Moselle regions on Good Friday. France also celebrates this day with one large meal and two smaller meals to honor the sacrifice Jesus made. There will also typically be many crosses hanging up around the regions to honor the crucifixion.
Tips for Traveling to France during Good Friday
When traveling in France on Good Friday, make sure to check hours for stores and businesses throughout the Alsace and Moselle regions as most, if not all, will be closed in order to allow employees to celebrate Good Friday. Also know that most of France doesn’t close down on Good Friday, so make sure to keep track of where you are.