First Day of Passover (Israel)

First Day of Passover is a public holiday in Israel, and it is observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan.

Passover, also known as Pesach or the Feast of Unleavened Bread, is one of the major Jewish holidays, and it lasts 7 days from the 15th day to 21st day of Hebrew month of Nisan. The date of Passover changes each year in the Gregorian calendar. First Day of Passover and Last Day of Passover are public holidays in Israel.

In the Hebrew Bible, Passover marks the Israelites' departure from Egyptian slavery. According to the Bible, Jewish moved to ancient Egypt due to a severe famine. Although the beginning was good, Egypt considered them as a thread after years and enslaved them with the command to build two cities Pithom and Rameses, and the command to kill all new birth male Hebrew children.

Moses, one Hebrew rescued child, was adopted into the Egyptian family, and he realized his true identity when he grew up. He killed the Egyptian slave master when he saw he was beating his fellow Hebrews, and because of this, he escaped to Midian, where he received a command from God asking him to return back Egypt to free Hebrews.

Moses went to the Pharaoh and asked him to free the Israelites, and the Pharaoh refused. Every time the Pharaoh refuses, God unleashes the plague on the Egyptians such as turning the Nile to blood and producing a plague of frogs. In the last plague, God kills the firstborn sons of Egypt and the firstborn cattle, but the Israelites killed one lamb per family and smeared its blood on the doorframes to escape the punishment.

Scared by the further punishments, the pharaoh released the Israelites, however, he changed his mind after the Israelites left. When Egyptian army approaches the fleeing Jews at the shore  of the Red Sea, God made another miracle and parted the sea allowing the Israelites to cross on dry ground. God then closed the sea and drowned on the Egyptians.

The following is the list of First Day of Passover in Israel from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
First Day of PassoverMar 28, 2021Sunday
First Day of PassoverApr 16, 2022Saturday
First Day of PassoverApr 06, 2023Thursday
First Day of PassoverApr 23, 2024Tuesday
First Day of PassoverApr 13, 2025Sunday

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