from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the Wednesday immediately preceding the festival of Easter; -- so called in allusion to the betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The Wednesday immediately preceding Easter: so called in allusion to the preparations made by Judas Iscariot on that day to betray Christ.


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  • Well then, to be fair, we must have Avengers Tuesday, or some such thing. :-)

    October 9, 2007

  • Really, it's a day the church sets aside so the clergy can go watch classic James Bond flicks. ;)

    October 9, 2007

  • Maundy Thursday is also called Holy or Great Thursday.

    October 9, 2007

  • Do I smell a new list? :-P

    October 8, 2007

  • Don't forget Palm Sunday.

    October 8, 2007

  • Hmm, never heard of this one before. So we have Maundy Thursday and Good Friday... I wonder if all the days of that pre-Easter week have special names?

    October 8, 2007

  • the wednesday before easter sunday

    October 8, 2007