CHICAGO — People around Chicago and around the world are celebrating Good Friday and the beginning of Passover this weekend.
At the South Loop synagogue, the Jewish faithful remember the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.
Passover lasts eight days.
Also today, Christians are marking Good Friday.
It is a religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week.
On the near West Side, thousands of Christians were expected to attend a somber and holy ceremony marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Catholics in Pilsen and the Little Village neighborhoods continue the Good Friday tradition of reenacting the Living Stations of the Cross.
It’s also called the Passion of Jesus Christ.
On Good Friday, Catholics commemorate the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross.
The ceremonies lead up to the celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.