Good Friday: Why Do We Eat Fish On Fridays?
Here at Amity Fish Company, we fully embrace Fish Friday (and fish every day in fact) but did you know that our Fish Friday habits come from the Christian tradition of choosing a seafood menu on Good Friday?
Eating fish on Good Friday (the Friday before Easter Sunday), is a tradition that many follow each year.
The decision to choose fish on Good Friday goes back so much further than other Easter traditions such as egg rolling and chocolate treats.
Good Friday marks the day Jesus was crucified. According to Christianity, Jesus sacrificed his flesh on Good Friday and this is why the Church advises followers to ‘abstain from meaty flesh’ on this day.
In some churches – such as the Catholic church – the rule extends beyond Good Friday to avoiding eating meat every Friday during Lent.
And so the concept of Fish Friday was born!
From our team, wishing you all a happy Easter.