Passover for the year 2011 starts on Tuesday, April 19th and ends the 7 day holiday on Monday, April 25th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Monday, April 18th. 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 26th.
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 2011?
Tuesday, April 19th is the 108 day of the 2011 calendar year with -7 years, -6 months, -28 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2011.
April 2011 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Apr 1||April Fools' Day 2011||Observance||-2787|
|Apr 12||Rama Navami 2011||Hindu||-2776|
|Apr 12||National Library Workers Day 2011||Observance||-2776|
|Apr 13||Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2011||Observance||-2775|
|Apr 15||Tax Day 2011||Observance||-2773|
|Apr 17||Palm Sunday 2011||Christian||-2771|
|Apr 19||Passover - Starts 2011||Jewish||-2769|
|Apr 21||Maundy Thursday 2011||Christian||-2767|
|Apr 22||Orthodox Good Friday 2011||Orthodox||-2766|
|Apr 22||Good Friday 2011||Christian||-2766|
|Apr 22||Earth Day 2011||Observance||-2825|
|Apr 23||Holy Saturday 2011||Christian||-2765|
|Apr 24||Orthodox Easter 2011||Orthodox||-2764|
|Apr 24||Easter 2011||Christian||-2764|
|Apr 25||Easter Monday 2011||Christian||-2763|
|Apr 26||Passover - Final Day 2011||Jewish||-2762|
|Apr 27||Administrative Professionals Day 2011||Observance||-2761|
|Apr 28||Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2011||Observance||-2760|
|Apr 29||Arbor Day 2011||Observance||-2759|