Last day of Passover in the United Kingdom
Passover begins on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Nisan. Some Jewish people in the United Kingdom (UK) observe seven days of Passover and others observe it for eight days. The Last Day of Passover in the UK may be on the 21st or 22nd day of Nisan.
What Do People Do?
According to Jewish tradition, the seventh or seventh and eighth days of Passover are regarded as days of rest. People of Jewish faith do not work during this period. They eat a ceremonial meal, known as a Sedar, with family members and close friends in the evening. Synagogues and Jewish community groups may organize communal Sedars on some or all the days of Passover.
Communal Sedars are organized in Birmingham, London, Manchester and other cities with large Jewish populations. Communal Sedars may be particularly important for Jewish people living alone or a long way from other members of the Jewish community.
The Last Day of Passover is not a public holiday in the UK. Jewish schools and businesses may be closed or have restricted opening hours during the Passover period, particularly on the First and Last Days of Passover.
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.
Symbols of the Last Day of Passover include matzoh crackers and other ceremonial foods that people eat at Passover and the Sedar plate used to serve them.
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Last day of Passover ObservancesNote: Jewish holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Tue||Apr 6||2010||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Tue||Apr 26||2011||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Sat||Apr 14||2012||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Tue||Apr 2||2013||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Tue||Apr 22||2014||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Sat||Apr 11||2015||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Sat||Apr 30||2016||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Tue||Apr 18||2017||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Sat||Apr 7||2018||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Sat||Apr 27||2019||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Thu||Apr 16||2020||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
Quick FactsThe Last Day of Passover is the seventh or eighth and final day of the Jewish observance of Passover in the United Kingdom.
Last day of Passover 2017Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Last day of Passover 2018Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Note: Jewish holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.
Other holidays in April 2017 in the United Kingdom
- Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 9, 2017
- First day of Passover – Tuesday, April 11, 2017
- Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 13, 2017
- Orthodox Good Friday – Friday, April 14, 2017
- Holy Saturday – Saturday, April 15, 2017
- Orthodox Easter – Sunday, April 16, 2017
- Orthodox Easter Monday – Monday, April 17, 2017
- Shakespeare Day – Sunday, April 23, 2017
- Yom HaShoah – Monday, April 24, 2017