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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.

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About Maundy Thursday

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Maundy Thursday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuApr 2Maundy ThursdaySilent Day
2016ThuMar 24Maundy ThursdaySilent Day
2017ThuApr 13Maundy ThursdaySilent Day
2018ThuMar 29Maundy ThursdaySilent Day
2019ThuApr 18Maundy ThursdaySilent Day
2020ThuApr 9Maundy ThursdaySilent Day
2021ThuApr 1Maundy ThursdaySilent Day
2022ThuApr 14Maundy ThursdaySilent Day
2023ThuApr 6Maundy ThursdaySilent Day
2024ThuMar 28Maundy ThursdaySilent Day
2025ThuApr 17Maundy ThursdaySilent Day

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