Just got in from work, nobody around everyone seems to be doing things that most people do on Good Friday certainly not buying clothes.
So my friend and myself were talking about years ago when everywhere was closed or you got the option to go to church between three and four. This is something i'd forgotten about , my father had a shoe factory and it always closed on Good Friday as no one would hammer a nail into a shoe. Where i work there is a shoe repair shop and he was saying that he had to open for key cutting but he would'nt hammer a nail into a shoe. Some of the old traditions seem to remain.