'Preparation' in the Bible
The next day, which followed the preparation day, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate
When it was already evening, because it was preparation day (that is, the day before the Sabbath),
It was preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
It was the preparation day for the Passover, and it was about six in the morning. Then he told the Jews, “Here is your king!”
Since it was the preparation day, the Jews did not want the bodies to remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs broken and that their bodies be taken away.