All you need to know about Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter. It is the day of the Last Supper, when Jesus was betrayed by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane

“Maundy” means “command" in Latin. On this day, Christians often partake in a simple meal of bread and wine—commonly known as the Lord's Supper or Communion

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

On Good Friday, Jesus Christ was crucified at the place of skull or Calvary after being flogged and nailed by wrists and feet on to a cross. It is actually a day of mourning.

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans

In pre-Christian societies, eggs held associations with spring and new life, thus making the egg a symbol of the resurrection and the empty shell a metaphor for Jesus' tomb.

The Octave of Easter is the 8-day period that begins on Easter Sunday and ends with the following Sunday.