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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.

Is Maundy Thursday a Public Holiday?

While Maundy Thursday is not a public holiday, it is categorized as a silent day (stiller Tag) in all or part of Germany. In some states, special restrictions may apply for certain types of activities, such as concerts or dance events. Depending on the state, businesses may follow normal or restricted opening hours, or they may be closed for the day.

Ceremonial foot-washing is a ritual on Maundy Thursday to imitate Jesus, who washed his disciples’ feet.

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About Maundy Thursday

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Maundy Thursday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2017ThuApr 13Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2017ThuApr 13Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2018ThuMar 29Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2018ThuMar 29Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2019ThuApr 18Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2019ThuApr 18Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2020ThuApr 9Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2020ThuApr 9Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2021ThuApr 1Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2021ThuApr 1Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2022ThuApr 14Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2022ThuApr 14Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2023ThuApr 6Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2023ThuApr 6Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2024ThuMar 28Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2024ThuMar 28Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2025ThuApr 17Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2025ThuApr 17Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2026ThuApr 2Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2026ThuApr 2Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2027ThuMar 25Maundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
2027ThuMar 25Maundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL

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