Can You Eat Meat On Good Friday?

06/02/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Can you eat meat on Good Friday? For Catholics observing Good Friday, the answer is no.

Good Friday, observed the Friday before Easter Sunday, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The Catholic law of abstinence dictates that Catholics aged 14 and older refrain from meat on Fridays altogether during Lent, including on Good Friday.

Additionally, Catholics aged 18 to 59 should fast on both Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, defined by the Roman Catholic church as consuming only one full meal, or two smaller meals.

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