Sunday January 26, 2020

Passover 2021

Jewish family in Israel sitting down to enjoy Passover dinner.
March 2021
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Daylight Saving Start
Sunday March 14
1 year, 1 month, 16 days
or 413 days


St Patricks Day
Wednesday March 17
1 year, 1 month, 19 days
or 416 days


Palm Sunday
Sunday March 28
1 year, 2 months, 2 days
or 427 days


Passover for the year 2021 starts on Sunday, March 28th and ends the 7 day holiday on Saturday, April 3rd. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Saturday, March 27th. 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 Sunday, April 4th.

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 2021

Sunday, March 28th is day number 87 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 2 months, 2 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2021.

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 -281
Passover 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 74
Passover 2021 Sunday, March 28, 2021 427
Passover 2022 Saturday, April 16, 2022 811
Passover 2023 Thursday, April 06, 2023 1166
Passover 2024 Tuesday, April 23, 2024 1549