5773 - 2013
PASSOVER - Eight-day observance (seven in Israel) commemorating the Exodus from Egypt and the liberation of the Israelites from slavery. The first two and last two days (in Israel, the first and seventh days) are full holidays. The intermediate days, 'Hol Hamoed,' are half holidays. Matzoh, is eaten during the entire holiday period.
Holiday Secular Date Hebrew Date
Search for Chometz Sunday March 24, 2013 13 Nissan 5773 Search for chometz after sundown. Fast of First Born - Seudat Mitzvah
Burning of Chometz
Monday March 25, 2013 14 Nissan 5773 First born fast or participate in Seudat Mitzvah.
Stop eating chometz approx. four hours after sunrise.
Burn your un-sold chometz before the fifth hour after sunrise
Passover begins at sundown with first Seder.
1st day of Passover Tuesday March 26, 2013 15 Nissan 5773 Second Seder begins after sundown. Counting of the Omer begins after sundown. 2nd day of Passover Wednesday March 27, 2013 16 Nissan 5773 First day of the Omer 3rd day of Passover Thursday March 28, 2013 17 Nissan 5773 Second day of the Omer 4th day of Passover Friday March 29, 2013 18 Nissan 5773 Third day of the Omer 5th day of Passover Saturday March 30, 2013 19 Nissan 5773 Fourth day of the Omer 6th day of Passover Sunday March 31, 2013 20 Nissan 5773 Fifth day of the Omer 7th day of Passover Monday April 1, 2013 21 Nissan 5773 Sixth day of the Omer 8th day of Passover Tuesday April 2, 2013
22 Nissan 5773
Yizkor. Passover ends at sundown. Next year, the first Passover Seder will begin on Monday April 14, 2014 at sundown.