The Friday preceding Easter is Good Friday. In the Netherlands, Good Friday is not a national holiday, unlike other countries.

But what exactly is celebrated on this day?
It is the day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus.
During his harrowing journey to the Mount of Golgotha, he carries his own cross and remains loving to defeat evil. The death of Jesus has mainly a symbolic significance, as Jesus, through his crucifixion, took upon himself the sins of all humanity.
According to the New Testament, the earth was dark for a few hours after Jesus was crucified.