Pesach (Passover)

Beginning on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan, Passover (the feast of unleavened bread) is the first of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural importance. The primary observance recalls the Exodus from Egypt after generations of slavery through the annual reading of the Passover Haggadah at the time of the Seder.

The Passover Seder is a special meal that is set in a special order (seder means order) in order to dramatize the importance of the exodus from Egyptian slavery to freedom and the beginning of nationhood for the Jewish People. The holiday also marks the beginning of the harvest season in Israel.

Significance: Recalls the Exodus from Egypt

Observances: Avoid eating all chametz or leavened grain products; Retell the Exodus story

Length: 8 days (Some: 7 days)

Date: April 19-26,2019