Why do we not eat meat on Good Friday?
The tradition of renouncing meat on Good Friday comes as part of Lent, the 40-day period of contemplation and sacrifice observed by many different Christians denominations. For Catholics, that means not eating meat on Good Friday (strictly, any Fridays) because it was the day Christ was crucified.
What does the Bible say about eating fish on Good Friday?
The medieval church decreed that the meat of warm-blood animals shouldn’t be eaten on Fridays, hence the replacement of fish instead. Other types of Christians believe that eating fish on Good Friday symbolises the day in the Bible that Jesus was killed by the Romans.
Why do Christians eat fish on Friday?
It simply meant abstaining from eating the flesh of warm-blooded animals—since the thinking goes, Jesus was a warm-blooded animal. Fish, though, which are cold blooded were considered okay to eat on fasting days. Hence, Fish on Fridays and “Fish Friday” (among many other religious holidays) was born.