When Is Holy Thursday?

Find the Date of Holy Thursday in This, Previous, 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. Vatican Pool/Getty Images

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

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