Holy Saturday, Silent Saturday
According to the Christian bible, Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ laid in the tomb following his death. It is the day after Good Friday and preceding Easter Sunday. Easter Eve, Easter Even, Black Saturday, or the Saturday before Easter are both names for the same day.
What Is Holy Saturday?
Holy Saturday is referred to in each Gospel, but Luke gives a glimpse into the law behind this specific day. Luke 23:55 shares, “As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where his body was placed. Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to anoint his body. But by the time they were finished the Sabbath had begun, so they rested as required by the law.”
Great or Grand Saturday, as well as the Angelic Night, were both names for Holy Saturday. In the early days of the Christian church, it was the only Saturday on which fasting was allowed. Fasting existed for the whole day or for 40 hours before the Easter Sunday dawn, according to some sources, during the first century CE. In the early church, this was a big day for baptisms. On Holy Saturday, several churches also hold massive baptismal services.
Some people call Holy Saturday Easter Saturday, but this is wrong since Holy Saturday is the final day of Lent and the eve of Easter.