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Passover (Pesach) generally lasts for eight days in the United States. Many Jewish people spend the Passover period with family members or close friends.
Is Passover (first day) a Public Holiday?
Passover (first day) is not a public holiday. It falls on Saturday, April 20, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Saturday opening hours in the United States.
What Do People Do?
Many people make a special effort to ensure that older people, the poor, and those living alone, can take part in the ceremonial meals known as Seder. They may do this by inviting people into their homes or giving them a gift basket. Passover gift baskets are filled with Seder plates and ceremonial foods and wine.
Passover is not a federal holiday in the United States. However, some Jewish businesses and organizations may be closed or offer a reduced level of service over the Passover period.
Background and symbols
About Passover (first day) in other countriesRead more about Passover (first day).
Passover (first day) Observances
Note: Jewish holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.
|2010||Tue||Mar 30||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
|2011||Tue||Apr 19||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
|2012||Sat||Apr 7||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
|2013||Tue||Mar 26||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
|2014||Tue||Apr 15||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
|2015||Sat||Apr 4||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
|2016||Sat||Apr 23||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
|2017||Tue||Apr 11||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
|2018||Sat||Mar 31||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
|2019||Sat||Apr 20||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
|2020||Thu||Apr 9||Passover (first day)||Jewish holiday|
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