Passover for the year 2005 starts on Sunday, April 24th and ends the 7 day holiday on Saturday, April 30th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Saturday, April 23rd. 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 Sunday, May 1st.
Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nison according to the Hebrew calendar, which is a full moon. Passover starts in either March or April for the Gregorian calendar. Passover lasts generally about 7 to 8 days and commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.
More information on Passover. (Dates, Customs and History for Passover)
|When:||Begins 15th day of Nison in Hebrew Calendar|
How many days to Passover 2005?
Sunday, April 24th is the 113 day of the 2005 calendar year with -13 years, -6 months, -27 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2005.
April 2005 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Apr 1||April Fools' Day 2005||Observance||-4982|
|Apr 3||Daylight Saving Time - begins 2005||Daylight Saving||-4980|
|Apr 12||National Library Workers Day 2005||Observance||-4971|
|Arp 13||Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2005||Observance||-4970|
|Apr 15||Tax Day 2005||Observance||-4968|
|Apr 18||Rama Navami 2005||Hindu||-4965|
|Apr 24||Passover - Starts 2005||Jewish||-4959|
|Apr 27||Administrative Professionals Day 2005||Observance||-4956|
|Apr 28||Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2005||Observance||-4955|
|Apr 29||Orthodox Good Friday 2005||Orthodox||-4954|
|Apr 22||Earth Day 2005||Observance||-4961|
|Apr 29||Arbor Day 2005||Observance||-4954|