5779 - 2019
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 Thursday April 18, 2019 13 Nissan 5779 Search for chometz after sundown.
The next morning, burn the chometz found the night before.
Fast of First Born - Seudat Mitzvah
Burning of Chometz
First Seder Night
Friday April 19, 2019
14 Nissan 5779 First born fasts until the Seder or they can avoid fasting by participating in a course of study at the Synagogue early in the morning.
Stop eating chometz approx. four hours after sunrise.
If you did not already sell your chometz, remove any un-sold chometz from your home before the fifth hour after sunrise.
Passover begins at sundown with first Seder.
1st day of Passover Second Seder Night
Saturday April 20, 2019
15 Nissan 5779 Second Seder begins after sundown. Counting of the Omer begins after sundown.
First day of the Omer
2nd day of Passover Sunday April 21, 2019 16 Nissan 5779 Second day of the Omer 3rd day of Passover Monday April 22, 2019 17 Nissan 5779 Third day of the Omer 4th day of Passover Tuesday April 23, 2019 18 Nissan 5779 Fourth day of the Omer 5th day of Passover Wednesday April 24, 2019 19 Nissan 5779 Fifth day of the Omer 6th day of Passover Thursday April 25, 2019 20 Nissan 5779 Sixth day of the Omer 7th day of Passover Friday April 26, 2019 21 Nissan 5779 Seventh day of the Omer 8th day of Passover Saturday April 27, 2019
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Yizkor. Passover ends at sundown. Next year, the first Passover Seder will begin on Wednesday April 8, 2020 at sundown.