Passover for the year 2008 starts on Sunday, April 20th and ends the 7 day holiday on Saturday, April 26th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Saturday, April 19th. 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, April 27th.
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 2008?
Sunday, April 20th is the 110 day of the 2008 calendar year with -10 years, -6 months, -3 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2008.
April 2008 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Apr 1||April Fools' Day 2008||Observance||-3857|
|Apr 8||National Library Workers Day 2008||Observance||-3850|
|Apr 13||Rama Navami 2008||Hindu||-3845|
|Arp 13||Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2008||Observance||-3845|
|Apr 15||Tax Day 2008||Observance||-3843|
|Apr 20||Passover - Starts 2008||Jewish||-3838|
|Apr 22||Earth Day 2008||Observance||-3836|
|Apr 23||Administrative Professionals Day 2008||Observance||-3835|
|Apr 24||Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2008||Observance||-3834|
|Apr 25||Orthodox Good Friday 2008||Orthodox||-3833|
|Apr 27||Passover - Final Day 2008||Jewish||-3831|
|Apr 27||Orthodox Easter 2008||Orthodox||-3831|
|Apr 25||Arbor Day 2008||Observance||-3833|