Passover for the year 2013 starts on Tuesday, March 26th and ends the 7 day holiday on Monday, April 1st. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Monday, March 25th. 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 2nd.
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 2013?
Tuesday, March 26th is the 84 day of the 2013 calendar year with -5 years, -7 months, -23 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2013.
March 2013 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Mar 1||Read Across America Day 2013||Observance||-2088|
|Mar 1||Employee Appreciation Day 2013||Observance||-2088|
|Mar 10||Maha Shivaratri 2013||Hindu||-2079|
|Mar 10||Daylight Saving Time - begins 2013||Daylight Saving||-2079|
|Mar 17||St. Patrick's Day 2013||Observance||-2072|
|Mar 20||Spring/Fall - March equinox 2013||Season||-2069|
|Mar 24||Palm Sunday 2013||Christian||-2065|
|Mar 27||Holi 2013||Hindu||-2062|
|Mar 30||Holy Saturday 2013||Christian||-2059|
|Mar 31||Easter 2013||Christian||-2058|