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Pesach I (First day of Passover) in Israel

Passover starts on the 15th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar and lasts for 7 or 8 days, usually in April. It celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery and their exodus from Egypt, almost 3000 years ago, as told in the Haggadah (Haggada).

Is Pesach I (First day of Passover) a Public Holiday?

Pesach I (First day of Passover) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2019 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Unleavened bread or <em>Matzoh</em> commemorates the Israelites' hasty departure from Egypt.

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About Pesach I (First day of Passover)

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Pesach I (First day of Passover) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatApr 4Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2016SatApr 23Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2017TueApr 11Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2018SatMar 31Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2019SatApr 20Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2020ThuApr 9Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2021SunMar 28Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2022SatApr 16Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2023ThuApr 6Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2024TueApr 23Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2025SunApr 13Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew

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