Saturday December 14, 2019

Passover 2019

Jewish family in Israel sitting down to enjoy Passover dinner.
April 2019
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

April Fools Day
Monday April 1
-8 months, -13 days
or -257 days


Palm Sunday
Sunday April 14
-8 months
or -244 days


Good Friday
Friday April 19
-7 months, -25 days
or -239 days


Saturday April 20
-7 months, -24 days
or -238 days


Sunday April 21
-7 months, -23 days
or -237 days


Earth Day
Monday April 22
-7 months, -22 days
or -236 days


Passover for the year 2019 starts on Saturday, April 20th and ends the 7 day holiday on Friday, April 26th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Friday, April 19th. 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 27th.

Passover begins typically in March or April of the Gregorian calendar. It is on the 15th day of the month of Nison which is on the night of a full moon. It lasts generally for 7 to 8 days.

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 including holidays.

Days to Passover 2019

Saturday, April 20th is day number 110 of the 2019 calendar year with -7 months, -24 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2019.

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

Dates for Passover

HolidayDateDays to Go
Passover 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 -238
Passover 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 117
Passover 2021 Sunday, March 28, 2021 470
Passover 2022 Saturday, April 16, 2022 854
Passover 2023 Thursday, April 06, 2023 1209
Passover 2024 Tuesday, April 23, 2024 1592