When is Passover 2018?


Passover is otherwise known as Pesach. It is an eight-day long celebration. The Passover date usually starts on the night of the fifteenth day of the month of Nissan as per the Hebrew calendar. There is a ceremony of Seder that is performed on the first two evenings of Passover celebrations.

In 2018, the Passover date will fall on March 30 and end of April 7th. But in Israel, the Passover date continues only for seven days, with the first and last days being regarded as holidays and no one can do any work on these two days. There are places where the first two days of Passover and the last two days of Passover are regarded as holidays. The intermediary days are known as ‘Chol Ha-Mo’ed’, on which work can be done.

Passover Dates In Different Years

Event Date
Passover 2017 Sunset April 10, 2017 – Nightfall April 18, 2017
Passover 2018 Sunset March 30, 2018 – Nightfall April 7, 2018
Passover 2019 Sunset April 19, 2019 – Nightfall April 27, 2019
Passover 2020 Sunset April 8, 2020 – Nightfall April 16, 2020

Passover Celebrations

  • Now, this is why the Passover festival is one of the most rejoicing ones. Passover is usually celebrated for a continuous stretch of 8 days (7 days for Reform Jews).

  • The festival of Passover generally starts on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan and ends on the 22nd of Nisan. But in Israel, the Passover festival lasts for only seven days.

  • The Passover festival follows this pattern – the first two days of Passover festival comprises of full-fledged enjoyment. There are no-work-allowed holidays, with the succeeding four days named as Chol Hamoed, with work being allowed, even if there are certain limitations.

  • This Chol Hamoed day is trailed after by another two full holidays. 

  • The Passover 2018 celebrations surely would be like any other year but in a manner one would want to make it a bit different by instilling a bit of creativity and innovation.

  • could be innovations top decorate the house, some creativity in preparing the tasty food. It is mandatory to clean the house off from all kinds of yeast foods, called hametz.

  • It is a rule to eat up all the hametz before Passover or it could also be sold off to non-Jewish friends and neighbors. The food items that are “Kosher for Passover” are allowed in the Passover celebration. Instead of yeast foods, only matzoh and foods comprising of matzoh are eaten.

Other Jewish Events

Events Year Dates
When is Sukkot? 2015 September 27 - October 4
2016 October 16 - 23
2017 October 4 - 11
2018 September 23 - 30
2019 October 13 - 20
2020 October 2 - 9
When is Purim ? 2015 March 4-5
2016 March 23-24
2017 March 9 - 12
2018 March 1-2
2019 March 21-22
2020 March 10-11
When is Shavuot ? 2015 May 23–25
2016 June 11–13
2017 May 30–June 1
2018 May 19–21
2019 June 8-10
2020 May 28-30

Last Updated: 15th March, 2018