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Passover (Day 1) 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, over 3000 years ago, as told in the Haggadah (Haggada).

Is Passover (Day 1) a Public Holiday?

Passover (Day 1) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Unleavened bread, Matzoh, commemorates the Israelites' hasty departure from Egypt.

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About Passover (Day 1)

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Passover (Day 1) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SatApr 23Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2017TueApr 11Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2018SatMar 31Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2019SatApr 20Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2020ThuApr 9Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2021SunMar 28Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2022SatApr 16Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2023ThuApr 6Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2024TueApr 23Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2025SunApr 13Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2026ThuApr 2Passover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew

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