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Passover (first day) in United States

Quick Facts

Passover marks the Israelites' liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.

Local names

NameLanguage
Passover (first day)English
PésajSpanish
פסחHebrew
عيد الفصح اليهوديArabic
유월절Korean
Pessach (erster Tag)German

Passover (first day) 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Passover (first day) 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Note: Jewish holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.
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Passover (Pesach) generally lasts for eight days in the United States. Many Jewish people spend the Passover period with family members or close friends.

Matzo and a wine in a Kiddush cup

The Passover is celebrated in many Jewish communities in the United States. It includes ceremonial meals and wine.

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What do people do?

Many people spend the Passover period with family or close friends. They make a special effort to ensure that older people, the poor, and those living alone can take part in the ceremonial meals known as Seder. They may do this by inviting people into their homes or giving them a gift basket. Passover gift baskets are filled with Seder plates and ceremonial foods and wine. 

Public life

Passover is not a federal holiday in the United States. 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 Passover (first day) in other countries

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Passover (first day) Observances

Note: Jewish holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
TueApr 101990Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SatMar 301991Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SatApr 181992Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
TueApr 61993Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SunMar 271994Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SatApr 151995Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
ThuApr 41996Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
TueApr 221997Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SatApr 111998Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
ThuApr 11999Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
ThuApr 202000Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SunApr 82001Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
ThuMar 282002Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
ThuApr 172003Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
TueApr 62004Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SunApr 242005Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
ThuApr 132006Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
TueApr 32007Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SunApr 202008Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
ThuApr 92009Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
TueMar 302010Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
TueApr 192011Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SatApr 72012Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
TueMar 262013Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
TueApr 152014Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SatApr 42015Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SatApr 232016Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
TueApr 112017Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SatMar 312018Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
SatApr 202019Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 
ThuApr 92020Passover (first day)Jewish holiday 

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