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Last Day of Passover in United States

Quick Facts

The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.

Local names

NameLanguage
Last Day of PassoverEnglish
Pésaj (Último día)Spanish
היום האחרון של חג הפסחHebrew
اليوم الأخير من عيد الفصحArabic
유월절 마지막 날Korean
Pessach (letzter Tag)German

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.
List of dates for other years

Many Jewish communities in the United States mark the last day of Passover as the end of a Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Passover is also known as Pesah, Pesach, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Typical items seen during Passover

Passover meals may include wine and unleavened bread.

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What do people do?

Passover lasts for up to eight days (or seven days among Reform Jewish groups). There are many Jewish people who adhere to most of the Sabbath observances during the last day of Passover. Some may take a holiday around this time of the year. It is also a time for Jewish people to recite special blessings or prayers, as well as visit a synagogue or listen to readings from the Torah and eat a ceremonial meal.

Many Jewish families in the United States eat a ceremonial meal known as the Seder, which involves telling the story of the exodus from Egypt as well as eating various symbolic foods, such as meat of the paschal lamb and bitter herbs (recalling the harsh life of slavery). 

Public life

None of the Passover days are federal holidays in the United States. However, many Jewish businesses and organizations are closed for some of the days or have restricted opening hours on others.

Background and symbols

Passover celebrates Jewish people’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt. It is one of the three pilgrim festivals.  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.

Note: The dates listed below this article are for the 8-day Passover observation.

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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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