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