Tuesday October 23, 2018

Passover 2012

Jewish family in Israel sitting down to enjoy Passover dinner.Jewish family in Israel sitting down to enjoy Passover dinner. Photo by: Ofir.1970

Passover for the year 2012 starts on Saturday, April 7th and ends the 7 day holiday on Friday, April 13th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Friday, April 6th. 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 Saturday, April 14th.

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)

Name(s):Passover, Pesach
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:Begins 15th day of Nison in Hebrew Calendar

How many days to Passover 2012?

Saturday, April 7th is the 97 day of the 2012 calendar year with -6 years, -6 months, -16 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2012.

April 2012 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Apr 1Palm Sunday 2012Christian-2396
Apr 1April Fools' Day 2012Observance-2396
Apr 5Maundy Thursday 2012Christian-2392
Apr 6Good Friday 2012Christian-2391
Apr 7Passover - Starts 2012Jewish-2390
Apr 7Holy Saturday 2012Christian-2390
Apr 8Easter 2012Christian-2389
Apr 9Easter Monday 2012Christian-2388
Apr 12Rama Navami 2012Hindu-2385
Apr 13Orthodox Good Friday 2012Orthodox-2384
Apr 13Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2012Observance-2384
Apr 14Passover - Final Day 2012Jewish-2383
Apr 15Tax Day 2012Observance-2382
Apr 15Orthodox Easter 2012Orthodox-2382
Apr 17National Library Workers Day 2012Observance-2380
Apr 18Yom Hashoah 2012Jewish-2379
Apr 22Earth Day 2012Observance-2375
Apr 25Administrative Professionals Day 2012Observance-2372
Apr 26Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2012Observance-2371
Apr 27Arbor Day 2012Observance-2370

Passover by Year

Related Holidays in 2012

Federal Holidays 2012