Passover for the year 2009 starts on Thursday, April 9th and ends the 7 day holiday on Wednesday, April 15th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Wednesday, April 8th. 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 16th.
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 2009?
Thursday, April 9th is the 98 day of the 2009 calendar year with -9 years, -7 months, -6 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2009.
April 2009 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Apr 1||April Fools' Day 2009||Observance||-3515|
|Apr 3||Rama Navami 2009||Hindu||-3513|
|April 5||Palm Sunday 2009||Christian||-3511|
|Apr 9||Passover - Starts 2009||Jewish||-3507|
|Apr 9||Maundy Thursday 2009||Christian||-3507|
|Apr 10||Good Friday 2009||Christian||-3506|
|Apr 11||Holy Saturday 2009||Christian||-3505|
|Apr 12||Easter 2009||Christian||-3504|
|Apr 13||Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2009||Observance||-3503|
|Apr 13||Easter Monday 2009||Christian||-3503|
|Apr 14||National Library Workers Day 2009||Observance||-3502|
|Apr 15||Tax Day 2009||Observance||-3501|
|Apr 16||Passover - Final Day 2009||Jewish||-3500|
|Apr 17||Orthodox Good Friday 2009||Orthodox||-3499|
|Apr 19||Orthodox Easter 2009||Orthodox||-3497|
|Apr 21||Yom Hashoah 2009||Jewish||-3495|
|Apr 22||Earth Day 2009||Observance||-3494|
|Apr 22||Administrative Professionals Day 2009||Observance||-3494|
|Apr 23||Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2009||Observance||-3493|
|Apr 24||Arbor Day 2009||Observance||-3492|