When is Maundy Thursday 2019?

Maundy Thursday 2019 started on Thursday 18th Apr, 2019 (18/04/2019) 32 days ago

What is Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day that falls on the Thursday before Easter. It honors the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and foot washing (Maundy) as described in the canonical gospels. It is the fifth day of Holy Week that is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday. "Maun-" is from Old Norse that present of munu meaning shall or will; akin to Old English and gemynd meaning mind.

Eastern churches generally use the Julian calendar and celebrate this feast throughout the 21st century between April 1 and May 5 in the more commonly used Gregorian calendar. The date is always between March 19 and April 22 inclusive but these dates fall on different days depending on whether the Gregorian calendar or Julian calendar is used liturgically. Easter Triduum is initiated by the liturgy held on the evening of Maundy Thursday. It is the period which honors the resurrection, death and passion of Jesus. This period includes Good Friday and Holy Saturday and ends on the evening of Easter. The Mass of the Lord's Supper or service of worship is generally celebrated in the evening when Friday begins according to Jewish tradition. It is because according to the three Synoptic Gospels, the Last Supper was held on the feast of Passover.

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 1773 days
Maundy Thursday 2023ThursdayApr 6th in 1416 days
Maundy Thursday 2022ThursdayApr 14th in 1059 days
Maundy Thursday 2021ThursdayApr 1st in 681 days
Maundy Thursday 2020ThursdayApr 9th in 324 days
Maundy Thursday 2019ThursdayApr 18th 32 days ago
Maundy Thursday 2018ThursdayMar 29th 417 days ago
Maundy Thursday 2017ThursdayApr 13th 767 days ago
Maundy Thursday 2016ThursdayMar 24th 1152 days ago
Maundy Thursday 2015ThursdayApr 2nd 1509 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateApr 18, 2019
When? Ended 32 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Christian Holidays

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