Sunday November 18, 2018

Passover 2018

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 2018 starts on Saturday, March 31st and ends the 7 day holiday on Friday, April 6th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Friday, March 30th. 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 7th.

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 2018?

Saturday, March 31st is the 89 day of the 2018 calendar year with -7 months, -18 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2018.

March 2018 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Mar 1 - ThurPurim 2018Jewish-262
Mar 2 - FriHoli 2018Hindu-261
Mar 2 - FriRead Across America Day 2018Observance-261
Mar 2 - FriEmployee Appreciation Day 2018Observance-261
Mar 11 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2018 Daylight Saving-252
Mar 17 - Sat St. Patrick's Day 2018 Observance-246
Mar 20 - Tues Spring/Fall - March equinox 2018 Season-243
Mar 25 - SunRama Navami 2018Hindu-238
Mar 25 - SunPalm Sunday 2018Christian-238
Mar 29 - ThursMaundy Thursday 2018Christian-234
Mar 30 - FriGood Friday 2018Christian-233
Mar 31 - SatHoly Saturday 2018Christian-232
Mar 31 - Sat Passover - Starts 2018 Jewish-232

Passover by Year

Related Holidays in 2018

Federal Holidays 2018