Saturday December 14, 2019

Passover 2020

Jewish family in Israel sitting down to enjoy Passover dinner.
April 2020
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

April Fools Day
Wednesday April 1
3 months, 18 days
or 109 days


Palm Sunday
Sunday April 5
3 months, 22 days
or 113 days


Thursday April 9
3 months, 26 days
or 117 days


Good Friday
Friday April 10
3 months, 27 days
or 118 days


Sunday April 12
3 months, 29 days
or 120 days


Earth Day
Wednesday April 22
4 months, 8 days
or 130 days


Passover for the year 2020 starts on Thursday, April 9th and ends the 7 day holiday on Wednesday, April 15th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Wednesday, April 8th. 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 Thursday, April 16th.

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 2020

Thursday, April 9th is day number 100 of the 2020 calendar year with 3 months, 26 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2020.

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