Passover

Passover
Passover
Official nameHebrew: פסח‎ (Pesach)
Observed byJews, Samaritans, some Christians including Malayali Nasrani Christians, Knanaya and followers of Messianic Judaism.
TypeJewish
SignificanceCelebrates the Exodus, the freedom from slavery of the Children of Israel from ancient Egypt that followed the Ten Plagues.
Beginning of the 49 days of Counting of the Omer
Begins15th day of Nisan[1][2]
Ends21st day of Nisan in Israel, and among some liberal Diaspora Jews; 22nd day of Nisan outside of Israel among more traditional Diaspora Jews.[3]
2017 datesunset of Monday 10 April to nightfall of Monday 17 April / Tuesday 18 April (7th day)
2018 datesunset of Friday 30 March to nightfall of Friday 6 April /  Saturday 7 April (7th day)
CelebrationsIn Jewish practice, one or two festive Seder meals – first two nights; in the times of the Temple in Jerusalem, the Passover sacrifice.
In Samaritan practice, men gather for a religious ceremony on mount Gerizim that includes the ancient lamb sacrifice.
Related toShavuot ("Festival of Weeks") which follows 49 days from the second night of Passover.

Passover (Hebrew: פסח, Pesach‎) is a holiday or festival celebrated mostly by Jewish people. They celebrate it to remember when God used Moses to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, as told in the book of Exodus in the Bible.[4] God told Moses to set aside this special week originally called "the feast of unleavened bread". During this time, the people eat special foods, do special rituals and sing songs. Passover is around the time of Easter (March/April).

Second Passover

The "Second Passover" (Pesach Sheni) on the 14th of Iyar in the Hebrew Calendar is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible[5] as a make-up day for people who were unable to offer the Passover sacrifice at the appropriate time.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Pessach
Alemannisch: Pessach
asturianu: Pésaj
башҡортса: Песах
беларуская: Песах
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Пэсах
български: Пасха
Boarisch: Pessach
bosanski: Pesah
català: Péssah
Cebuano: Pesaḥ
čeština: Pesach
dansk: Pesach
Deutsch: Pessach
English: Passover
español: Pésaj
Esperanto: Pesaĥo
euskara: Pessah
فارسی: پسح
français: Pessa'h
galego: Pessach
한국어: 유월절
hrvatski: Pasha
Bahasa Indonesia: Paskah Yahudi
italiano: Pesach
עברית: פסח
ქართული: ფესახი
Ladino: Pesah
latviešu: Pesahs
lietuvių: Pascha
magyar: Pészah
македонски: Пасха
Malagasy: Paska jiosy
მარგალური: ფესახი
Bahasa Melayu: Paskah Yahudi
Nederlands: Pesach
日本語: 過越
norsk: Pesach
norsk nynorsk: Pesah
پنجابی: پیساخ
ភាសាខ្មែរ: បុណ្យរំលង
polski: Pesach
português: Pessach
română: Pesah
русский: Песах
Scots: Passower
slovenčina: Pesach
slovenščina: Pasha
српски / srpski: Пасха
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Pasha
suomi: Pesah
svenska: Pesach
Tagalog: Pesaḥ
தமிழ்: பாஸ்கா
ไทย: ปัสคา
українська: Песах
اردو: عید فسح
Tiếng Việt: Lễ Vượt Qua
ייִדיש: פסח
Zazaki: Pesax
中文: 逾越節