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When Is Holy Thursday?

Find the date of Holy Thursday in this and future years


Pope Benedict XVI washes feet during the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday 2012.

Pope Benedict XVI washes feet during the Mass of the Lord's Supper at St. John Lateran on Holy Thursday 2012, Rome, Italy.

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Question: When Is Holy Thursday?

Holy Thursday, the first day of the Triduum, the commemoration of Christ's Passion, falls on a different date each year. When is Holy Thursday?

Answer: Holy Thursday, the day on which Christians commemorate Christ's Last Supper and the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, always falls three days before Easter Sunday, but because it is dependent on the date of Easter, and Easter is a moveable feast, the date of Holy Thursday changes each year. (For more information, see When Is Easter?)

The following articles give the date of Holy Thursday in each of the next several years:

 When Is Holy Thursday 2014?
 When Is Holy Thursday 2015?
 When Is Holy Thursday 2016?
 When Is Holy Thursday 2017?
 When Is Holy Thursday 2018?
 When Is Holy Thursday 2019?
FAQs on Holy Thursday:
 Is Holy Thursday a Holy Day of Obligation?

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