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Royal Maundy takes place every year on the Thursday before Good Friday, which is known as Maundy Thursday. The reigning monarch gives a gift of money to the elderly – to one person for each year of the monarch’s life; in days of yore they would also wash the feet of the poor in memory of Jesus washing the feet of the Disciples, but that hasn’t happened since the late seventeenth century. It now takes place at a different Cathedral each year and the worthy recipients are chosen from the local community. Yeomen of the Queen’s Bodyguard will be present as well as the Royal Family.
Participation is by invitation only but anyone can watch outside.
In 2017 it will be on Thursday 13th April at Leicester Cathedral.
Click here for the event website : http://www.royal.gov.uk/RoyalEventsandCeremonies/RoyalMaundyService/Maundyservice.aspx
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