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Last day of Passover in Australia

Many Jewish Australians observe the last day of Passover, which marks the end of a period that celebrates the Jewish people’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt. Passover is also known as Pesah, Pesach, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Seder plate seen during Passover
Pictured above is an example of a Seder plate during Passover.
Pictured above is an example of a Seder plate during Passover.
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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 various Sabbath observances on the last day of Passover. Some may take a holiday around this time of the year. Jewish families that observe the Passover eat a meal known as the Seder, which involves telling the story of the exodus from Egypt as well as eating various symbolic foods.  Unleavened bread replaces ordinary bread during Passover meals.

Public Life

None of the Passover days are federal holidays in Australia. However, some Jewish businesses and organizations may close 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.

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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 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 

Quick Facts

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

Last day of Passover 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Last day of Passover 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Last day of PassoverEnglish
Pessach endetGerman
Note: Jewish holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in April 2018 in Australia

United Nation Holidays on April 7, 2018

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