John 19:14; John 19:31; John 19:42
It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon. “Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews.
Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down.
Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.