Queen Elizabeth Spends Her Day Casually Handing Out Bags of Money to People

If you weren't one of the lucky 91 men or 91 women to receive a bag of money from Queen Elizabeth II today, you might be wondering why. Well, the tradition of distributing "Maundy money" dates all the way back to the 13th century, which is celebrated every year on the Thursday before Easter Sunday. The queen hands out two small leather purses to recipients, and the gifts inside reflect how many years the queen has lived (she'll be 91 on April 21). The first purse, which is red, contains a...


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