Day of the Death of JesusFriday is the day that we accept as the traditional day of Jesus' crucifixion, but there are many reasons to suspect that the day was earlier in the week.
For one thing all references say he was in the tomb for three days. Friday afternoon to Sunday morning does not comprise three full days. Jesus prophesied that he would follow the example of Jonah: As Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.(Matt. 12:38-41) That would make the day of the crucifixion fall on Wednesday. Then Thursday, Friday, and Saturday would be three days and three nights.
The way we count it now, he died on Friday afternoon about 3:00, was in the tomb all day Saturday, and rose on Sunday morning. That comes out to be one full day and fractions of two other days. It works well for Holy week and gives us a chance to honor each step in the move toward the sacrifice of Jesus. Maybe it's enough to note all the details and accept what we can't change.