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Maundy Thursday in Germany

Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus Christ’s institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper, which is described in the Christian bible. The day is also known as Passion Thursday, Paschal Thursday or Sheer (or Shere) Thursday. It is the day before Good Friday and occurs during Holy Week.

Is Maundy Thursday a Public Holiday?

Maundy Thursday is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Stained Glass of the Last Supper
Maundy Thursday remembers Jesus Christ's institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper.
Maundy Thursday remembers Jesus Christ's institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper.
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About Maundy Thursday

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Maundy Thursday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010ThuApr 1Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 
2011ThuApr 21Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 
2012ThuApr 5Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 
2013ThuMar 28Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 
2014ThuApr 17Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 
2015ThuApr 2Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 
2016ThuMar 24Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 
2017ThuApr 13Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 
2018ThuMar 29Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 
2019ThuApr 18Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 
2020ThuApr 9Maundy ThursdaySilent Day 

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