Easter 2022 is celebrated on April 17, while Good Friday, on the other hand, falls tomorrow, April 15.

But, the day before Good Friday on the Christian calendar, known as Maundy Thursday, holds its own significance that’s not many people know about.

As the day (April 14) has arrived, let us explain the meaning of Maundy Thursday and its traditions.

It also commemorates the Last Supper, which is the final meal shared by Jesus and his disciples in an upper room in Jerusalem, the occasion of the institution of the Eucharist.

The name “Maundy” is believed to be derived from the Roman phrase “Mandatum novum do vobis”, which is recited in churches.

The other given name, Green Thursday, signifies the practice of giving a green branch to those who practice Lent as a compliment for their sacrifices during the holy period.

The Thursday before Good Friday is observed as Maundy Thursday.It is the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with his disciples.

It translates to “a new commandment I give to you”.Maundy Thursday is also known as Holy Thursday in most European countries.