When is Passover?


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 2017, the Passover date will fall on April 10 and end of April 18th. 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

Year Date
2016 April 22-30
2017 April 10-18
2018 March 30-April 7
2019 April 19-27
2020 April 8-16
  • 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 2017 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.
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