What Is The Maundy Thursday Holiday, Feast Or Celebration?

  1. PhoenixV profile image77
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    What Is The Maundy Thursday Holiday, Feast Or Celebration?

    I have just recently heard of Maundy Thursday, what countries have this holiday? What is Maundy Thursday about?

  2. MickS profile image73
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    It is an English fesival, not a holiday, where the monarch of the day hands out Maunday Money (groats) to needy pensioners.  It takes place on the Thursday before Easter, if my memory serves me well, and is a Christian celebration.  The tradition is rather spoiled now, it is said that coin dealers await out of site of the ceremony to convert the groats into hard cash.  I can't remember where the ceremony takes place, I'm sure a search  on  google will have much more comprehensive info than I can offer.

 
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