First day of Passover in Canada
Passover (Pesach) lasts for eight days in Canada. Many Jewish people mark Passover with family members and close friends. Others choose to take a Passover vacation at a hotel or resort.
What Do People Do?
Many people spend Passover with family and close friends. They may spend more time at their local synagogue and eat some meals with members of their community. Those who may find it difficult to organize Passover observances are invited to other people's homes for some or all of the Passover period.
Other people choose to spend this period in a hotel or resort or on a cruise ship that meets the cleanliness and food purity standards for Passover. People may combine the Passover observances, such as the Seder, with other activities. Popular activities include relaxing with family or friends, skiing in the Canadian mountains, or enjoying the natural wonders of Canada. Others choose this time of the year to study Jewish law and culture under a well-known or respected Rabbi's supervision.
Passover is not a public holiday in Canada. However, some Jewish businesses and organizations may be closed or offer a reduced level of service over the Passover period.
Background and symbols
Passover is related to the Christian observances of Good Friday and Easter Sunday and the Islamic Day of Ashura. Read about other Jewish observances, such as Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day), Purim, Yom HaShoah, Lag B'Omer, Shavuot, Tisha B'Av and Rosh Hashana.
About First day of Passover in other countriesRead more about First day of Passover.
First day of Passover ObservancesNote: Jewish holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where it is Observed|
|Tue||Mar 30||2010||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Tue||Apr 19||2011||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Sat||Apr 7||2012||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Tue||Mar 26||2013||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Tue||Apr 15||2014||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Sat||Apr 4||2015||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Sat||Apr 23||2016||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Tue||Apr 11||2017||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Sat||Mar 31||2018||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Sat||Apr 20||2019||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Thu||Apr 9||2020||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
Quick FactsPassover marks the Israelites' liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
First day of Passover 2016Saturday, April 23, 2016
First day of Passover 2017Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Name in other languages
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Other holidays in April 2016 in Canada
- National Tartan Day – Wednesday, April 6, 2016
- Vimy Ridge Day – Saturday, April 9, 2016
- St. George's Day – Monday, April 25, 2016
- Orthodox Good Friday – Friday, April 29, 2016
- Last day of Passover – Saturday, April 30, 2016