Saturday October 31, 2020

Passover 2004


Jewish family in Israel sitting down to enjoy Passover dinner.
April 2004
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1

April Fools Day
Thursday April 1
-16 years, -6 months, -30 days
or -6057 days

23
4

Palm Sunday
Sunday April 4
-16 years, -6 months, -27 days
or -6054 days

56

Passover
Tuesday April 6
-16 years, -6 months, -25 days
or -6052 days

789

Good Friday
Friday April 9
-16 years, -6 months, -22 days
or -6049 days

10
11

Easter
Sunday April 11
-16 years, -6 months, -20 days
or -6047 days

121314151617
1819202122

Earth Day
Thursday April 22
-16 years, -6 months, -9 days
or -6036 days

2324
252627282930

Passover for the year 2004 starts on Tuesday, April 6th and ends the 7 day holiday on Monday, April 12th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Monday, April 5th. For Reform and Reconstructionist Jews who follow the Biblical text they celebrate the holiday over 7 days, however, Orthodox, Hasidic, and other Jews in the Diaspora will celebrate the holiday as 8 days ending on Tuesday, April 13th.


Passover is a spring festival that begins in the months of March or April on the Gregorian calendar. Passover starts on the 15th day of the month of Nisan which is on the first night of a full moon after the northern vernal equinox (except leap months can make the festival start after the second full moon after the northern vernal equinox as in the year 2016).


The 7 or 8 day festival is one of the most important celebrations on the Hebrew calendar commemorating the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It begins with families gathering together the first night (first 2 nights for many communities outside Israel) for dinner called seder (meaning “order” of “arrangement” in Hebrew) and ends 7 to 8 days later.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to Passover 2004

Tuesday, April 6th is day number 97 of the 2004 calendar year with -16 years, -6 months, -25 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2004.


Passover
Name(s):Passover, Pesach
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:Begins 15th day of Nisan and ends 21st day of Nisan (7 day – Israel and liberal Diaspora) and ends 22nd day of Nisan (8 day – outside Israel traditional Diaspora) on the Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Passover

HolidayDateDays to Go
Passover 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 -560
Passover 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 -205
Passover 2021 Sunday, March 28, 2021 148
Passover 2022 Saturday, April 16, 2022 532
Passover 2023 Thursday, April 06, 2023 887
Passover 2024 Tuesday, April 23, 2024 1270


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