Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity When Is Holy Thursday? Find the Date of Holy Thursday in This, Previous, and Future years Share Flipboard Email Print Pope Benedict XVI washes feet during the mass of the Lord's Supper at St. John Lateran on Holy Thursday 2012, Rome, Italy. Vatican Pool/Getty Images Christianity Catholicism Holy Days and Holidays Beliefs and Teachings Prayers Tips Worship Saints Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Latter Day Saints View More By Scott P. Richert Catholicism Expert M.A., Political Theory, Catholic University of America B.A., Political Theory, Michigan State University Scott P. Richert is senior content network manager of Our Sunday Visitor. He has written about Catholicism for outlets including Humanitas and Catholic Answers Magazine. our editorial process Scott P. Richert Updated June 25, 2019 Holy Thursday, the first day of the Easter Triduum, the commemoration of Christ's Passion, and the last day of Lent liturgically (though not of the Lenten fast) falls on a different date each year. When is Holy Thursday? How Is the Date of Holy Thursday Determined? Holy Thursday, the day on which Christians commemorate Christ's Last Supper, the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and the founding of the priesthood, always falls three days before Easter Sunday. Because the date of Holy Thursday 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? and How Is the Date of Easter Calculated?) The earliest date on which Holy Thursday can fall is March 19, and the latest is April 22. When Is Holy Thursday This Year? Here is the date of Holy Thursday this year: Holy Thursday 2017: April 13, 2017 When Is Holy Thursday in Future Years? Here are the dates of Holy Thursday next year and in future years: Holy Thursday 2018: March 29, 2018 Holy Thursday 2019: April 18, 2019 Holy Thursday 2020: April 9, 2020 Holy Thursday 2021: April 1, 2021 Holy Thursday 2022: April 14, 2022 Holy Thursday 2023: April 6, 2023 Holy Thursday 2024: March 28, 2024 Holy Thursday 2025: April 17, 2025 When Was Holy Thursday in Previous Years? Here are the dates when Holy Thursday fell in previous years, going back to 2007: Holy Thursday 2007: April 5, 2007 Holy Thursday 2008: March 20, 2008 Holy Thursday 2009: April 9, 2009 Holy Thursday 2010: April 1, 2010 Holy Thursday 2011: April 21, 2011 Holy Thursday 2012: April 5, 2012 Holy Thursday 2013: March 28, 2013 Holy Thursday 2014: April 17, 2014 Holy Thursday 2015: April 2, 2015 Holy Thursday 2016: March 24, 2016 FAQs on Holy Thursday Is Holy Thursday a Holy Day of Obligation?What Is the Meaning of Maundy Thursday? When Is . . . When Is Epiphany?When Is the Baptism of the Lord?When Is Ordinary Time?When Is Mardi Gras?When Does Lent End?When Is Lent?When Is Ash Wednesday?When Is Saint Patrick's Day?When Is the Annunciation?When Is Laetare Sunday?When Is Holy Week?When Is Palm Sunday?When Is Good Friday?When Is Holy Saturday?When Is Easter?When Is Ascension?When Is Pentecost Sunday?When Is Trinity Sunday?When Is the Feast of Saint Anthony?When Is Corpus Christi?When Is the Feast of the Sacred Heart?When Is the Virgin Mary's Birthday?When Is Halloween?When Is the Feast of Christ the King?When Is Thanksgiving Day?When Is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception?