Good Friday is one of the most important Christian celebrations. On this day we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Based on the details of the Canonical gospels, the crucifixion of Jesus was most likely to have been on a Friday, the day before Sabbath. Good Friday is a day to mourn the death of Jesus, and many followers around the world do so by relieving the 14 Stations of the Cross in what is called the Via Crucis, or The Way of the Cross.

The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ's sufferings and death. It has become one of the most popular devotions for Roman Catholics, and is often performed in a spirit of reparation for the sufferings and insults that Jesus endured during His Passion. Scroll through the pictures above to get a glimpse into the celebrations around the world and how they commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion.