Maundy Thursday: Queen Elizabeth gives out money, Czech children go skinny dipping
Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, falling every year on the day before Good Friday.
3. Malta: Visiting seven chuches
According to the government's Tourism Ministry, "On Maundy Thursday, the ‘seven visits’ take place, which are the visits to seven different churches, to pay homage to the Altars of Repose. ... On Thursday evening and Friday morning, churches have their paintings draped over in purple or black velvet. The Maltese folk turn out in their thousands to visit and pray in seven different churches as traditionally observed."