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When is Passover in 2016 and 2017?

When is Passover in 2016 and 2017?

Passover Dates


The holiday of Pesach, or Passover, falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of Nissan 15-22. Here are coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years:

2016:   April 22-30

2017:   April 10-18

Note: The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus all holiday observances begin at sundown on the secular dates listed, with the following day being the first full day of the holiday. (Thus, the first Passover seder is held on the evening of the first date listed.) Jewish calendar dates conclude at nightfall.

The first two days of Passover (from sundown of the first date listed, until nightfall two days later) are full-fledged, no-work-allowed holiday days. The subsequent four days are Chol Hamoed, when work is allowed, albeit with restrictions. Chol Hamoed is followed by another two full holiday days.

While we're on the subject, here are some videos to get you in the Passover mood:

See also:

When is Yom Kippur in 2016 and 2017?
When is Sukkot in 2016 and 2017?
When is Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah in 2016 and 2017?
When is Chanukah in 2016 and 2017?
When is Purim in 2016 and 2017?
When is Passover in 2016 and 2017?
When is Shavuot in 2016 and 2017?
When is the Ninth of Av in 2016 and 2017?

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April 28, 2016
According to Yahaduton "Mayim Shelanu" means "Water that stayed one evening"...!
What? Do I missed something?
April 20, 2016
God bless all on this festival of liberation and protection.
Joginder Rajpal
April 19, 2016
Response to Gershon ben Binyamin
You are right in that the day of Easter was separated from the Jewish Pascha. This was done by the First Council of Nicaea (325AD) when Easter became calculated based on the Gregorian calendar instead of the Jewish Calendar. No the Jewish people are not to blame. It also turns out that this same separation was very noticeable back in 2005 as well when Easter was celebrated March 27th, but Passover was later celebrated on April 24th.
April 17, 2016
Make we all live many more good and bountiful years
April 16, 2016
Happy Holidays!
April 14, 2016
To Gershon in Houston. I am a Xtian. I love Hashem's Moedim. There is no 'dark reason' why Pesach and Easter are joined, it is simply the history of both our faiths being inextricably linked through history, culture, and the providence of Al Gibbor, our Almighty One whom we both worship. Pesach and the other 6 Moedim are all very important to Xtians, though most of us may not understand this. I tell you the truth, my friend, in love--there will be a day soon when Pele Joez, Al Gibbor, Abbi Ad, Sar Shalom will reveal Himself and our faiths will be reunited forever even beyond the End of Days and there will be no difference between Jew or Xtian. We will be brothers in an everlasting age of Peace. Amen.
Chicago, IL
April 1, 2016
Passover! Reminds me of G_D mighty works or protection and provision. Gives me great hope for the future.
March 26, 2016
So, we're dealing with an extra month? Adar II? Since as far back as I can recall, the xtian day of easter is the only one of their observances that is inextricably tied to our Jewish Pesach. There is an obvious rather dark reason on the part of the xtians for this, as history shows. (Blame it on us comes to mind).

Anybody got any comments on this comment?
Gershon ben Binyamin
March 15, 2016
Kent Wa.
March 9, 2016
To Anonymous
Passover is a month later this year because this is a leap year according to the Jewish calendar year. Do a search for leap year on this site for more information. Staff