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    Default Why don't you eat meat on good Friday?

    I'm not sure of the actual reason ( I don't think there is any mention in the new testament ) and not being christian we never did it at home, we were talking about it yesterday at a BBQ and everyone had different reasons! One was because its a tradition, one was its because you have to give up something ( symbolic to Jesus) one was because you will go to hell! And a few had no idea- So how come you do not eat meat on good Friday?

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    in my family, it has just been a tradition of having a seafood feast - we aren't religious but i spose my dad was raised church of england and on good friday you never ate meat.

    it seems a bit nuts to me, because in my house it was never about sacrifise/remember christs sacrifises (the real reason for good friday) it was about gorging on seafood the entire day! But dad would crack if i tried to eat meat.

    ironically, I seldom eat meat but rarely eat fish either. On good friday I feel like eating meat just because i find my family so hyprocritical.

    If we aren't with my dad, we don't even celebrate EAster really - its just a normal day and we eat whatever we would normally eat which mostly happens to be meat free too.

    Dad is coming to my place this Easter so no doubt he will bring seafood with him.

    The last two good fridays, I have had McDonalds because all the shops where closed. (BTW I had a friend who was an area manager of about 6 maccas in Melbournes northern burbs and Good friday is there busiest day of the year AND a huge porportion is made up of meat!)

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    In the Catholic faith it's to celebrate when Jesus turned the one loaf and one fish into food for the hundreds gathered to hear him speak. So you are supposed to eat fish on good Friday.

    I personally don't eat meat on good Friday out of fear my catholic mother 1,300kms away will find out and damn me to hell


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