Wednesday April 24, 2024

Passover 2013

Jewish family in Israel sitting down to enjoy Passover dinner.
March 2013
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Daylight Saving Start
Sunday March 10
-11 years, -1 months, -14 days
or -4063 days


St Patricks Day
Sunday March 17
-11 years, -1 months, -7 days
or -4056 days


Palm Sunday
Sunday March 24
-11 years, -1 months
or -4049 days


Tuesday March 26
-11 years -29 days
or -4047 days


Good Friday
Friday March 29
-11 years -26 days
or -4044 days


Sunday March 31
-11 years -24 days
or -4042 days

Passover for the year 2013 starts on Tuesday, March 26th and ends the 7 day holiday on Monday, April 1st. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus 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 is a spring festival that begins in the months of March or April on the Gregorian calendar. Passover starts on the 15th day of the month of Nisan which is on the first night of a full moon after the northern vernal equinox (except leap months can make the festival start after the second full moon after the northern vernal equinox as in the year 2016).

The 7 or 8 day festival is one of the most important celebrations on the Hebrew calendar commemorating the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It begins with families gathering together the first night (first 2 nights for many communities outside Israel) for dinner called seder (meaning “order” of “arrangement” in Hebrew) and ends 7 to 8 days later.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to Passover 2013

Tuesday, March 26th is day number 85 of the 2013 calendar year with -11 years, -29 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2013.

Name(s):Passover, Pesach
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:Begins 15th day of Nisan and ends 21st day of Nisan (7 day – Israel and liberal Diaspora) and ends 22nd day of Nisan (8 day – outside Israel traditional Diaspora) on the Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Passover

HolidayDateDays to Go
Passover 2023 Thursday, April 06, 2023 -384
Passover 2024 Tuesday, April 23, 2024 -1
Passover 2025 Sunday, April 13, 2025 354
Passover 2026 Thursday, April 02, 2026 708
Passover 2027 Thursday, April 22, 2027 1093
Passover 2028 Monday, April 10, 2028 1447