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Date and TimeFriday, April 19, 2019
Pesach or passover commemorates the departure of the Israelites from Egypt. It is the first of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Shavuot and Sukkot). The evenings of the first and second days begin with Seders (festive meals and the telling of the Passover story).
In Israel and among Reform Jews, Pesa% is celebrated for seven days: eve + the first day + the seventh (last) day are non-working. For Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside Israel, Pesa% is celebrated for eight days: eve + first and second days + seventh (second last) and eighth (last) days are non-working.
Note: the last day of Passover is April 27, 2019, but only the first day usually requires accommodation)
This event also occurs on 4/8/2020