One Woman Hopes To Push Congress To Make Good Friday A National Holiday

03.17.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   Should we make Good Friday a national holiday? That's the intent of a new campaign being spearheaded by a British expatriot who believes it would help to elevate the celebration of Christ's resurrection in the U.S. as the most important holiday on the Christian calendar. Brooklyn resident Sharon Jones, a London native, says it's already a holiday in her native England and in more than 130 other nations: including Muslim Indonesia, which has only a 9-percent Christian population. Jones says a website for the Good Friday campaign will be up by week's end, and she's working on getting a million signatures for her petition to Congress. She'll also hold a publicity event on the National Mall in D.C. on this upcoming Good Friday.