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PASSOVER (JEWISH FESTIVAL)

When is Passover (Jewish Festival) in 2023?

Passover (Jewish Festival) in 2023 is on the Wednesday, 5th of Apr (4/05/2023).

Passover (Jewish Festival) is on the 95th day of 2023. There are 270 days left in the year.

Passover (Jewish Festival) Facts

  • Date: Apr 05, 2023
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Pesach, Pesakh
  • Celebrations: Attend Passover Seder, Eating Matzah
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Passover is the most celebrated Jewish holiday. The festival commemorates the famous biblical story of the Exodus, when Jewish slaves were released out of bondage in Egypt. For Hebrew, Passover is their celebration of freedom. Jewish had a difficult time under the leadership of Pharaoh, the then king of Egypt. Every king feared that one day Hebrews would rise against Egyptians when they grow in number. The only solution to the kings was to enslave the Hebrews to subdue them. But this did not stop Hebrews from growing in number and in fact, they continued to have many children. Pharaoh had to come up with a new plan of killing newborn male babies. It is during this time Moses, a Hebrew who save his people, was born and he was saved by the daughter of Pharaoh. This is a brief history that explains why this festival is among the most celebrated festival in Israel.

Passover is actually celebrated for 7 days in Israel but in the Diaspora, the festival is celebrated for 8 days. The major reason for the difference is believed to coincide with how their ancient calendar worked. The 7 day festival is celebrated in early spring from the 15th to the 22nd of the month of Nissan, the month where Hebrew Passover falls.

Every year all Hebrew are commanded to narrate the Passover story. Usually, this takes place during Passover Seder. This is a service that is held at the home of Hebrews and it is part of their celebration. The service is usually observed on the very first night of the festival and in other homes the service is conducted on the second night. The Seder ends with a dinner. This is a service that all Hebrews must attend and helps in educating children on the importance of this festival and why they must observe it.

This festival is a holiday which has dietary restrictions associated with the festival. The biggest one is eating unleavened bread, also known as matzah. This is a custom that is part of the Passover story. The story talks about how Hebrew slaves fled from Egypt so fast that their bread did not have enough time to rise. Usually matzah is prepared without yeast and is not even allowed to rise. Therefore, eating matzah in remembrance of this story is one way of bringing some of the Passover stories to life.

Apart from eating matzah, Hebrews avoid all leavened bread during the entire week of Passover. Other foods that they avoid eating during this time include wheat, rye, barley, oats, or spelt in case they have a leavening agent. Based on their tradition these particular grains naturally rise when cooked over 18 minutes and they are referred to as "chametz" during the festival. Other grains that are avoided include rise, corn, legumes, and millets. The Jewish are very strict with their diet during this particular festival and they avoid eating anything that that doesn't have a "Koshar for Passover" label on the package.

Passover (Jewish Festival) Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sat
  • Apr 07, 2012
  • Sun
  • Apr 08, 2012
  • Sat
  • Apr 14, 2012
  • Tue
  • Mar 26, 2013
  • Wed
  • Mar 27, 2013
  • Tue
  • Apr 02, 2013
  • Tue
  • Apr 15, 2014
  • Wed
  • Apr 16, 2014
  • Wed
  • Apr 23, 2014
  • Sat
  • Apr 04, 2015
  • Sat
  • Apr 23, 2016
  • Tue
  • Apr 11, 2017
  • Sat
  • Mar 31, 2018
  • Sat
  • Apr 20, 2019
  • Wed
  • Apr 08, 2020
  • Sun
  • Mar 28, 2021
  • Fri
  • Apr 15, 2022

List of Religious Holidays of Jewish in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 16, 2022Jan 16Tu Bishvat
WednesdayWedMar 16, 2022Mar 16Purim
FridayFriMar 18, 2022Mar 18Shushan Purim
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Passover - First Day
SaturdaySatApr 23, 2022Apr 23Passover - Final Day
WednesdayWedApr 27, 2022Apr 27Yom Hashoah
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Yom HaZikaron
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05Yom HaAtzma'ut
SundaySunMay 15, 2022May 15Second Passover
ThursdayThuMay 19, 2022May 19Lag BaOmer
SaturdaySatMay 28, 2022May 28Yom Yerushalayim
SaturdaySatJun 04, 2022Jun 04Shavuot (1st day)
MondayMonJun 06, 2022Jun 06Shavuot
SundaySunJul 17, 2022Jul 17The 17th of Tammuz
SaturdaySatAug 06, 2022Aug 06Tish'a B'Av
SundaySunSep 25, 2022Sep 25Rosh HaShana Starts
TuesdayTueSep 27, 2022Sep 27Rosh HaShana Ends
WednesdayWedSep 28, 2022Sep 28Fast of Gedaliah
WednesdayWedOct 05, 2022Oct 05Yom Kippur
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Sukkot Starts
SundaySunOct 16, 2022Oct 16Hoshanah Rabbah
SundaySunOct 16, 2022Oct 16Sukkot Ends
MondayMonOct 17, 2022Oct 17Shmini Atzeret
TuesdayTueOct 18, 2022Oct 18Simchat Torah
SundaySunDec 18, 2022Dec 18Hanukkah Starts
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Hanukkah Ends