Last Updated: 11th April, 2019

When is Passover 2019?

Eight Days Jewish festival

When Is Passover in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022?

The holiday of Pesach, or Passover, falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of Nissan 15-22.

Pesach 2019 (Passover) falls out at sundown on Friday, April 19, and ends at nightfall on Shabbat, April 27.

Pesach in the Coming Years

Year Date
2020 April 8-16
2021 March 27-April 4
2022 April 15-23

When Is the Seder?

The Seder feast is held on the first two nights of Passover (just the first night in Israel), after nightfall. Here are the dates of the Seder for the upcoming years:

Year Date
2019 The nights of April 19 and 20
2020 The nights of April 8 and 9
2021 The nights of March 27 and 28

Passover also known as Pesach is an eight days Jewish festival. It is celebrated to honor the story of Exodus as stated in the Hebrew Bible. On this day, Jewish people rejoice the feeling of freedom from Egypt as Lord acted as the messiah for them against slavery. Seder is the ceremony which is performed on the evenings of Passover celebrations for two days consequently.

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 Celebrations

Passover Food Seder Plate
  • 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 2019 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