EASTER is just around the corner – and millions of people around the world are gearing up to celebrate the annual festival.
 
Numerous different events mark the Christian calendar during lent, including Maundy Thursday, but what exactly is it, how is it celebrated and how did the Christian holy day begin?
 
Maundy Thursday is also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries.
 
It is the Christian holy day that falls on the Thursday before Easter and marks three days of Easter celebration.
 
It honours the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and is followed by Good Friday.
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