Maundy Thursday in Cuba ― Date, History, and Details

Maundy Thursday in Cuba

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History of Maundy Thursday in Cuba and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Maundy Thursday is a religious holiday celebrated in Cuba on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, and is typically observed with a special mass and communion service.

In Cuba, Maundy Thursday is also known as Día de los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents), which honors the biblical story of King Herod ordering the execution of all male infants in Bethlehem in an attempt to kill the newborn Jesus. This day is marked with somber remembrances and prayer services.