Friday August 07, 2020

Passover 2024


Jewish family in Israel sitting down to enjoy Passover dinner.
April 2024
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April Fools Day
Monday April 1
3 years, 7 months, 25 days
or 1333 days

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Earth Day
Monday April 22
3 years, 8 months, 15 days
or 1354 days

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Passover
Tuesday April 23
3 years, 8 months, 16 days
or 1355 days

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Passover for the year 2024 starts on the evening of Monday, April 22nd and ends the 7 day festival at sunset on Monday, April 29th for Reform and progressive Jews living inside Israel who follow the Biblical text. For Orthodox, Hasidic, and generally Jews outside Israel the festival lasts 8 days ending at sunset on Tuesday, April 30th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday or festival begins on the sunset of the previous day.


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 2024

Tuesday, April 23rd is day number 114 of the 2024 calendar year with 3 years, 8 months, 16 days until the start of the celebration of Passover 2024.


Passover
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 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 -475
Passover 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 -120
Passover 2021 Sunday, March 28, 2021 233
Passover 2022 Saturday, April 16, 2022 617
Passover 2023 Thursday, April 06, 2023 972
Passover 2024 Tuesday, April 23, 2024 1355


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