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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 on Saturday, April 20, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Saturday opening hours in Israel.

First day of Passover.
Unleavened bread or <em>Matzoh</em> commemorates the Israelites' hasty departure from Egypt.
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
2010TueMar 30Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2011TueApr 19Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2012SatApr 7Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2013TueMar 26Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
2014TueApr 15Pesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
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

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