Holy Thursday - is it a holy day of obligation?

Know Good Friday and Holy Saturday aren’t Holy Days of obligation but some say Holy Thursday is others say no. Could you please clarify

No it isn’t, though it’s certainly a beautiful Mass to attend.

In the US, these are holy days of obligation:

In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246, are as follows:

January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God;
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension;
August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
November 1, the solemnity of All Saints;
December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception;
December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated. source]

Thanks and true the whole weekend of events are very special

Holy Days of Obligation are always associated with a specific date on the calendar. For example, Christmas is always 25 December. Since the date of Easter changes from year to year, so does the date of the Paschal Triduum.


…and Ascension Thursday, a holy day of obligation, depends on the date of Easter. Every Sunday is a day of obligation. What is your point?

The distinction that I inartfully tried to draw was between Holy Days and Moveable Feasts.


It is so very sad here in Canada.

The only days of obligation other than Sunday Masses are Christmas day and January 1st.

"In accordance with the prescriptions of c. 1246, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops hereby decrees that the holydays of obligation to be observed in Canada are: all Sundays of the year, Christmas Day, the Feast of Mary, Mother of God.
The feasts of the Epiphany, the Ascension, the Holy Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) will be transferred to the following Sunday."

We all should consider it a day of obligation; why not attend, if we can?

Also in Roman Catholicism, images of saints are either kept or veiled until the Easter Vigil. Votive lights before these images are not lit. Crucifixes that are movable are hidden, while those that are not movable are veiled until the Easter Vigil.

Only one cross or crucifix per church is unveiled throughout the entire Good Friday service, for the purpose of veneration by the congregation.
Regardless of the size of the church or the congregation, it is not permissible to use two crucifixes for the said veneration. The faithful typically venerate the crucifix by kissing the feet of the corpus.

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Moveable feasts are holy days.