When is Maundy Thursday 2017?

Maundy Thursday 2017 started on Thursday 13th Apr, 2017 (13/04/2017) 974 days ago

What is Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday

Holy Thursday is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the foot washing (Maundy) as described in the canonical gospels. It is the fifth day of the Holy Week, which is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.

According to Old Norse "Maun-" comes from the word munu which means shall or will; and according to old English, "gemynd" means "the mind".

The Eastern Churches generally use the Julian calendar and celebrate this holiday on April 1st throughout the 21st century. However, this day falls on May 5th according to the Gregorian calendar, the most commonly used calendar. The date is still between March 19th and April 22nd (inclusive); but these dates fall on different days according to the used calendar, whether Gregorian or Julian. The liturgy held on the evening of Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period that commemorates the Resurrection, Death and Passion of Jesus. This period includes Good Friday and Holy Saturday and ends on the evening of Easter Sunday. The Mass of the Lord's Supper or service of worship is normally celebrated in the evening, when Friday begins according to Jewish tradition, as the Last Supper was held on the feast of Passover, according to the three Synoptic Gospels.

Dates for Maundy Thursday from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Maundy Thursday is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Maundy Thursday 2024ThursdayMar 28th in 1566 days
Maundy Thursday 2023ThursdayApr 6th in 1209 days
Maundy Thursday 2022ThursdayApr 14th in 852 days
Maundy Thursday 2021ThursdayApr 1st in 474 days
Maundy Thursday 2020ThursdayApr 9th in 117 days
Maundy Thursday 2019ThursdayApr 18th 239 days ago
Maundy Thursday 2018ThursdayMar 29th 624 days ago
Maundy Thursday 2017ThursdayApr 13th 974 days ago
Maundy Thursday 2016ThursdayMar 24th 1359 days ago
Maundy Thursday 2015ThursdayApr 2nd 1716 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateApr 13, 2017
When? Ended 974 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Christian Holidays

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