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When Is Passover in 2018, 2019 and 2020?

When Is Passover in 2018, 2019 and 2020?

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:

2018:   March 30-April 7

2019:   April 19-27

2020:   April 8-16

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:

2018:   March 30-31

2019:   April 19-20

2020:   April 8-9

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.

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Anonymous Toronto April 9, 2017

There were two Nisan 14/15 but for those not able to attend the first passover or were prohibited because of uncleanness there was the second that started a month later. And, the second one may have included the non-Jews and maybe not. The first to celebrate would have been the first born so it must have been one long night. Reply

Anonymous Liverpool October 3, 2016

Has Passover ever been on the 14th march ? Reply

Anonymous Amsterdam April 28, 2016

According to Yahaduton "Mayim Shelanu" means "Water that stayed one evening"...!
What? Do I missed something? Reply

Joginder Rajpal Finland April 20, 2016

God bless all on this festival of liberation and protection. Reply

Anonymous 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. Reply

rewer April 13, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

This is totally false. The Gregorian calendar did not come into being until only 500 years ago. The reason Easter does not fall on Passover is that the "Christians" of the early Roman Catholic era were rabid anti-Jews and did not want to have any hint of the Jewish Passover. Reply

Anonymous April 17, 2016

Make we all live many more good and bountiful years Reply

Anonymous Canada April 16, 2016

Pessah Happy Holidays! Reply

Andrew Chicago, IL 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. Reply

Carol Canadian in Connec April 14, 2017
in response to Andrew:

That was beautiful!! Thank you for posting that and goodness for good people everywhere! May Peace and love abound Reply

Anonymous April 1, 2016

Hope Passover! Reminds me of G_D mighty works or protection and provision. Gives me great hope for the future. Reply

Gershon ben Binyamin Houston 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? Reply

Ruth Kent Wa. March 15, 2016

Thanks Reply Staff via 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. Reply Staff via March 9, 2016

To Valerie The first seder is on the eve of the 15th as Biblically mandated and as established according to the Jewish calendar. The Passover offering was brought on the afternoon of the 14th, but the Seder was held and the holiday of Passover began, on the 15th which is why the Seder is then Reply

Anonymous March 9, 2016

Why is passover a month late this year? Reply

valerie new york March 8, 2016

false information Why do you say Passover is on the 15th; when biblically Passover is always celebrated on the evening of the 14th of the first month of Nissan Reply

Tamara Shaw Redding, CA April 8, 2017
in response to valerie:

Because we celebrate Passover just like we count our days sundown to sundown. Even when we keep our weekly Sabbath, Sabbath starts Friday evening at sundown and ends Saturday evening at sundown. Hope this helps! Reply

Mrs. Chana Benjaminson via March 1, 2016

To Gayle That's because this is a leap year according to the Jewish calendar. Reply

Gayle Il March 1, 2016

time factor why is easter almost 4 weeks before passover this year? Reply

Naomi Rikman Jerusalem Israel February 22, 2016

Thank You! Reply

Bob Dayton, OH October 10, 2015

Was reading the comments, and I could not help but notice the myriad people whom want to know what else is kosher to eat in addition to unleavened bread and roasted meat. I just find it somewhat humorous that people seem to have difficulty with sacrificing one day a year to nothing but roasted meat, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs; especially, in light of what was sacrificed to attain Hebrew freedom from Egypt. Personally, I have no difficulty with this basic meal prepared in haste, and need nor want to supplement it. Reply

MITH December 17, 2017
in response to Bob:

Astute comment. The Passover festival was commanded to be eaten with haste. While dressed and standing, not at leisure, reclining as though at banquet. It is supposed to be a commemoration of God's great deliverance of 'his people' from Egypt and according to the law, was to be eaten as it was that night so that when children asked their elders why they did it, the story of deliverance would be carried through the generations. Granted, the necessity of retaining the oral history may be a moot point in this day, but modern convenience does not, nor has it ever, nor will it ever, negate the necessity of being obedient to the word of the almighty, regardless of the disposition of conventional thought and perspectives. Reply

Sherry Mich September 18, 2015

I thought passover was the 14 Nissan Reply

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