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Last day of Passover in United Kingdom

Quick Facts

The Last Day of Passover is the seventh or eighth and final day of the Jewish observance of Passover in the United Kingdom.

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Last day of Passover

Last day of Passover 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Last day of Passover 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Note: Jewish holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.
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Passover begins on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Nisan. Some Jewish people in the United Kingdom (UK) observe seven days of Passover and others observe it for eight days. The Last Day of Passover in the UK may be on the 21st or 22nd day of Nisan.

Jewish family celebrating Passover

Pictured above is an example of a family meal during the Passover period.

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What do people do?

According to Jewish tradition, the seventh or seventh and eighth days of Passover are regarded as days of rest. People of Jewish faith do not work during this period. They eat a ceremonial meal, known as a Sedar, with family members and close friends in the evening. Synagogues and Jewish community groups may organize communal Sedars on some or all the days of Passover.

Communal Sedars are organized in Birmingham, London, Manchester and other cities with large Jewish populations. Communal Sedars may be particularly important for Jewish people living alone or a long way from other members of the Jewish community.

Public life

The Last Day of Passover is not a public holiday in the UK. Jewish schools and businesses may be closed or have restricted opening hours during the Passover period, particularly on the First and Last Days of Passover.

Background

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.

Symbols

Symbols of the Last Day of Passover include matzoh crackers and other ceremonial foods that people eat at Passover and the Sedar plate used to serve them.

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Last day of Passover Observances

Note: Jewish holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
TueApr 171990Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SatApr 61991Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SatApr 251992Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
TueApr 131993Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SunApr 31994Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SatApr 221995Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
ThuApr 111996Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
TueApr 291997Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SatApr 181998Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
ThuApr 81999Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
ThuApr 272000Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SunApr 152001Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
ThuApr 42002Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
ThuApr 242003Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
TueApr 132004Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SunMay 12005Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
ThuApr 202006Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
TueApr 102007Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SunApr 272008Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
ThuApr 162009Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
TueApr 62010Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
TueApr 262011Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SatApr 142012Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
TueApr 22013Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
TueApr 222014Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SatApr 112015Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SatApr 302016Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
TueApr 182017Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SatApr 72018Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
SatApr 272019Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 
ThuApr 162020Last day of PassoverJewish holiday 

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