Passover for the year 2006 starts on Thursday, April 13th and ends the 7 day holiday on Wednesday, April 19th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Wednesday, April 12th. 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 Thursday, April 20th.
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 2006?
Thursday, April 13th is the 102 day of the 2006 calendar year with -12 years, -6 months, -10 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2006.
April 2006 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Apr 1||April Fools' Day 2006||Observance||-4588|
|Apr 2||Daylight Saving Time - begins 2006||Daylight Saving||-4587|
|Apr 6||Rama Navami 2006||Hindu||-4583|
|Apr 9||Palm Sunday 2006||Christian||-4580|
|Apr 11||National Library Workers Day 2006||Observance||-4578|
|Apr 13||Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2006||Observance||-4576|
|Apr 13||Passover - Starts 2006||Jewish||-4576|
|Apr 13||Maundy Thursday 2006||Christian||-4576|
|Apr 14||Good Friday 2006||Christian||-4575|
|Apr 15||Tax Day 2006||Observance||-4574|
|Apr 15||Holy Saturday 2006||Christian||-4574|
|Apr 16||Easter 2006||Christian||-4573|
|Apr 17||Easter Monday 2006||Christian||-4572|
|Apr 20||Passover - Final Day 2006||Jewish||-4569|
|Apr 21||Orthodox Good Friday 2006||Orthodox||-4568|
|Apr 22||Earth Day 2006||Observance||-4567|
|Apr 23||Orthodox Easter 2006||Orthodox||-4566|
|Apr 25||Yom Hashoah 2006||Jewish||-4564|
|Apr 26||Administrative Professionals Day 2006||Observance||-4563|
|Apr 27||Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2006||Observance||-4562|
|Apr 28||Arbor Day 2006||Observance||-4561|