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When is Passover in 2015? See which evening Passover begins—as well as history about this important Jewish day.

Passover History

The holiday of Pesach, or Passover, is an annual weeklong festival commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt and slavery.

The festival begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew calendar month of Nisan—which derives its name from the passing over of the homes of the Israelite slaves during the tenth plague.

Passover 2015

Passover begins in the evening at sundown prior to the first full day of the festival.
For example: If Friday, April 3 is the first evening (at sundown), then Saturday, April 4 is the first full day.

Note: For Almanac calendars, starting in 2016, we will start using the date for all Jewish observances to the sundown date, rather than the "First day of" in order to avoid confusion. 

Year Passover (at sundown)
2014 Monday, April 14
2015 Friday, April 3
2016 Friday, April 22

Celebrating

In many Reform Jewish communities, Passover is celebrated for seven days, not eight. In more traditional Jewish communities—including both Orthodox and Conservative communities—Passover is celebrated for eight days.

Family and friends gather together on the first and second nights of the holiday for the high point of the festival observance, the Seder. During the Seder, which means "order" in Hebrew, the experience of the Exodus is told in story, song, prayer, and the tasting of symbolic foods. Perhaps the most well-known of these foods is the matzoh (flat, crackerlike unleavened bread), which is a reminder of the haste with which the slaves left Egypt because they did not even have time for the bread to rise.

If you do celebrate Passover, please share your traditions below!

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Its May 3, 2015 and the 15th

By Robin Goode

Its May 3, 2015 and the 15th day of the FIRST Moon, Because The Sun Determines The Seasons!

Thus at the 12th Moon this Cycle, Early Celebrants will Observe a 13th Moon, while those of us who Waited for the Season to Enter Before Observing The New Year Moon will celebrate a 12 Moon year this Cycle. Hope this provided someone confidence in the Scriptures!

...seems to me many of you

By Steven Bonnesen

...seems to me many of you that are all excited about being grafted in with the Jews have NO idea who they are...let alone who told you who they are...first lets identify who Jesus is Matthew 1:23 now who was the son of God for that info turn to Luke 3:38...to find out who the Jews are turn to John 8 read the entire chapter if you like or simply read 8:38 and John 8:44-47..then if that's not enough turn to Revelations 2:9 and Revelations 3:9...as far as the Muslims even they believe in Jesus where the Jews crucified him and cried out let his blood be upon us...Matthew 27:24-25...so how is it and where in scripture does it say that the Jews are Gods chosen people...it doesn't...the Jews came from a land called Khazar...the 12 tribes and the levites were never Jews or Jew/ish as ish is a suffix meaning similar or like while the Israelites were and are the real deal...Hosea 4:6 my people perish for the lack of knowledge...if your getting your info from someone like Zola Levitt ministries your being lied to by a Zionist the Jews follow the Talmud not the Torah...and since they are not Israelites and Israel was never a land mass but a people 12 tribes and the Levites...the word Jew didn't show up in any of the dead sea scrolls nor did it show up in the KJV until the 2nd book of Kings and NO Jesus was never a Jew more lies...and where other than in psalms 68 and misquoted at that do you find the name your instructed to pray or ask things in...that name is YAHWEH our Father...I hope you will look into this and see for yourselves...P.S. what is the definition of ianity or anity on CHRIST-ianity...there is a definition to ANTI....

The chosen people of G--

By jorge garrido

The chosen people of G-- wrote the bible´s marvelous Old Testament, which Christians follow. I´ll leave it at that.

The Old Farmers Almanac is

By Rachel Holt

The Old Farmers Almanac is correct with its timing to observe Passover this year. The Jews this year are a day out for reasons unknown. What is known is that the Bible instructs the evening at the close of the 14th Abib (Nisan - Babylonian. The Passover occurred during the 12 hours of night from 14th at evening twilight till the 15th Abib at dawn or sunrise. I do not believe God splits hairs over this twilight. The sacrificed lamb was to be ingested overnight before dawn, and anything left over burnt. The NT bread and fruit of the vine only takes a minute or two at twilight even.
When the Sun overtakes the moon each month the new moon occurs at any part of the 24 hour day, being an average of 12 hours. The moons lunar cycle takes about 29 and 1/2 days approximately. Following this, the first evening thereafter the sun precedes the moon over the horizon at dark leaving a sliver of the moon in its trail able to be seen against the darkness of the sky near the western horizon. Because the day cannot start at any old time, god instructed the first day of the month or year at Abib or Nisan starts at evening after the new moon.
Adding the average of 29 and 1/2 days and the average of of 12 hours mentioned before brings the length of a biblical month to 30 days. There are 360 days in a 12 month Hebrew year, and 390 days in a 13 month Hebrew year containing Adar II.
The New Moon occurs within minutes all over the earth at the same time. The different times all over earth only reflect the different time zones round the earth. The eclipse of the sun happened in England at 9:36am. This was 11:36 am in Jerusalem and 7:36pm in Queensland Australia. If Australia being night time already held off to the following evening, it would be a day out, different day and different Hebrew date. So in Australia this year it is backed up to the first evening after new moon Jerusalem time. This is not always so, as Jerusalem is eight hours behind Eastern Australia. If the whole world were to keep a feast at Jerusalem, this can be seen to be important.
The new moon happened at 11:36am Jerusalem time on the 20th of March. That evening immediately following commenced the 1st Abib, the first Hebrew day of the year.. It ended at the evening of the 21st March, 2015. That was day one, evening to evening. Following this through brings us to the end of the 14th day at evening of Abib which coincides exactly with the commencement of the 15th day of Abib or Nisan, commencing the 1st Day of Unleavened Bread, the FULL MOON FEAST, the night we were thrust out of Egypt, despite being told not to leave our houses till morning - however the Passover Angel had fulfilled his mission by then. This 14th day at evening commencing the 15th day is Friday the 3rd April, 2015.
The Jews should be keeping it an evening earlier. WELL DONE 'OLD FARMERS ALMANAC'. This rite is an ordinance forever, called THE SACRIFICE OF THE LORD'S PASSOVER.
Exodus 12:24 and 27. We must pass it down to our children generation after generation. Peter Holt.

I said below that regarding

By Rachel Holt

I said below that regarding the Passover, this year the Jews are a day out for reasons unknown. I said this in the second sentence.
Later, in the last paragraph, I said the Jews should be keeping it a night earlier.
The reason is now known, the Jews are keeping it the right night, the evening of Friday April 3rd.
The calendar on my wall has it wrong, saying Saturday April 4th is the Jewish Passover.
Last year, 2014, a different calendar was a whole month out early.
Watch your calendars. Don't be misled. I am pleased the Jews have got it right. A person can be wrong for the wrong reason. Thank you. Peter Holt.

Hi Rachel, Yes, Jewish

By Almanac Staff

Hi Rachel, Yes, Jewish observances begin at sundown the date prior to the first full day of the festival. For example: If Saturday, April 4 is the first full day of Passover, the observance begins at sundown on April 3. We wouldn't say a calendar is wrong to put a listing on April 4 as long as it's clear that the observance starts at sunset the day before the date listed. However, starting in 2016, our print calendars will start listing the sundown date, rather than the "First day of" in order to avoid confusion. 

Hello all, I have an answer

By Cecilia Maria

Hello all,
I have an answer for, fredmacmurray. The Jews celebrate passover two days in a row. Two lambs were slaughtered. One to make peace with G-d, one for the redemption of sin. Jeshua is the redemption of sin for ALL who choose to follow Him.

Here also is an answer for others who believe a Messianic-Jew is a contradictory term. In the book of Daniel it states that the Messiah would come and be sacrificed FOR Israel BEFORE the destruction of the second temple. (Daniel 9: 24-26) He did.
He came, out of love, to save Israel fist and then the gentiles. G-d loves you and sent His Messiah to save you for eternity.
Do not let your religion or tradition get in the way of following G-d.

The Passover is a celebration of that sacrifice. The bitterness of sin, the lamb who dies to save all who trust in its blood, The Affikomen that is broken(killed), hidden (buried), and then found and unwrapped (resurrected) to become the dessert, the joy of the meal. With the one who finds it being rewarded. All who find and follow the Messiah are rewarded with a personal walk with the Lord G-d forever! Can it get any more obvious that the Lord G-d of the Universe was showing the Israelites the future coming of their Messiah! WOW! Also showing the gentiles the Messiah that came!
G-d is GREAT His love endures forever!

Follow Him who died for you, forget all else!

Blessings, happy, happy Passover!

I am even though a gentile in

By J Jackson Roy

I am even though a gentile in flesh, but a spiritual Israel as per new testament claims. I worship the one and only god Yahweh, the Father God. As mentioned in the article, Yes Jesus is the messiah through whom salvation has come to humanity and to reach god the father everyone has to go throgh Jesus alone. I celebrate passover for 2 reasons. 1)Jesus has brought end to the typical passover where sheep was sacrificed year by year, but sacrificed himself once on the day of passover ie Nissan 14. 2) Also as his only request to christians is to remember the date of his death, it is important for every christian who follow Jesus is to observe Passover on NIssan 14. I am as a true follower of Jesus observe passover every year without fail on NIssan 14 evening

All glory to Yahewen the one and only god and Jesus the son of God, the messiah

Passover is an awesome, so

By John C Fernandez

Passover is an awesome, so much more than just a feast. G-D commanded Passover be from generation to generation, forever; for the Jew, its not negotiable, we are to keep this feast forever. It is good to see Christians like yourself celebrating a feast that marks a most significant event in Jewish history. Let me encourage you to or talk to your priests, ministers, pastors, or Reverends to do their homework, uphold the teachings in the new testament Christian bible where it clearly instructs Christian believers to keep the feast. By the way there are 2 others that are also to be kept forever. Both tie in perfectly with Christian beliefs.
Reading your post warms my heart, how awesome for Christians to honor and obey The Most High, according to His Word, perhaps some day do away with that modified pagan engendered holiday called Easter.
To all, Please pray for Israel, its people, and for peace, in Jerusalem as well as the rest of our small beloved nation. Pray that G-d continue to prosper Israel, keep him strong; in return; "May they prosper those that love you". Roy may YOU and your house be counted among those that love Israel. As the Jew I am; Thank you!!

Thank you for your post. My

By JAVAV PINTO

Thank you for your post. My name is JAVAN Pinto, I am a Christian woman, who celebrates Passover and not the pagan Easter holiday. When I were reading your post I cried to see that someone is saying the same thing I have been telling other Christians and pastors about the pagan Easter holiday that they are celebrating. I pray that one day GOD will open up every one eyes to see CHRIST in the Passover and not CHRIST IN Easter eggs, Easter bunnies and chocolates, just like He had done for me, telling me that it is not an holiday it is what He has done for the JEWS. EXODUS 12;21- And the death of His SON JESUS CHRIST. JOHN 13;1- Please keep up the good work.(PASSOVER)not easter people.

I have a problem with the

By Ian Wetherall

I have a problem with the Crucifixion taking place on Good Friday for it was said that He, the Messiah would spend 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb.Holy Bible tells us that he rose "early on the first day of the week" , (Sunday)The numbers don't work. A thought - Passover starts with a Sabbath ,He would have had to be Crucified on the Wednesday afternoon just before Passover Sabbath, not the Friday Sabbath. I do not wish to be Legalistic like the Pharisees but its thought provoking.Ian W.

He was dead parts of 3

By Richard Haley

He was dead parts of 3 days...
14,15,16

Killed on 14
Raised on 16

Great comment and mini

By Tari Rahman

Great comment and mini teaching. Thank you. Many people have forgotten or never knew that Jesus was a Hebrew. As many people live in divisiveness believing that Jesus was killed by the Jews. They need to read the Bible, the Jews did not have the authority to put to death, only the Romans did and... I did not start this to teach only to say thank you for your teaching and I pray you be blessed in all you do.

I'm sorry but I must correct

By Matthewemjee

I'm sorry but I must correct you. If you read the Bible, Pilate (the ruler at the time and place of the crucifixion)washed his hands and said "I am innocent of this mans blood" and "Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him." Who do you think was standing by and screaming "CRUCIFY HIM!! CRUCIFY HIM!!!" It was NOT the Romans. It was the Jewish chief priests! The main point that should be focused on here is that it wasn't the common heathen people who wanted Christ crucified, IT WAS THE CHIEF PRIESTS, THE LOCAL RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY! It was THEM who really were thirsty for Christ's blood, and the Romans simply carried it out.

The Jews are the ancient

By Alberta Ellington

The Jews are the ancient roman empire they change their identity so they can infintraye Yisrael, that is the truth face the fact The truth read paul letters

PRAISE YSHUA ALL, Just a

By yAHSHUAISKING

PRAISE YSHUA ALL,

Just a short comment. We would all like to claim exclusive rights to being the children of ELOHIM. The truth is that whoever makes a decision to accept YSHUA AND WHAT HE HAS DONE IS GIVEN THE RIGHT TO BE CALLED THE CHILD OF ELOHIM. SALVATION AND ACCEPTANCE BY ELOHIM AS HIS CHILD is not determined by ones decendant blood line, it is determined only by the BLOOD OF YSHUA ALONE. YSHUA SAID "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME" NO ONE MEANS NO ONE. SO OUR BLOOD LINE MUST BE THAT OF YSHUA WE CAN ONLY LAY CLAIM TO HIM THROUGH HIM, OUR BOASTING CAN ONLY BE IN YSHUA AND HIS BLOOD THAT WAS SHED ON THE CROSS.

Shaul/Paul warns about discussions on bloodblines and claims according to our decendants, so we should be cautious when entering into these discussions. The people in Israel are those placed there by YSHUA HIMSELF NO ONE ELSE AND TO SUGGEST THAT THAT THESE ARE NOT THE CORRECT PEOPLE IS TO SUGGEST THAT YSHUA HAS MADE A MISTAKE. WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE.

HIS/YSHUA'S SHEEP HEAR HIS VOICE AND THEY KNOW THEIR SHEPHERD, SO IF YOU HAVE ACCEPTED YSHUA AND HIS GIFT OF SALVATION/ETERNAL LIFE YOU ARE A CHILD OF ELOHIM NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE IN THE EYES OF MAN. YSHUA IS THE ONLY JUDGE AND IT IS HIS ACCEPTANCE AND APPROVAL ALONE THAT WE SHOULD SEEK. DID YSHUA COMMAND YOU TO KEEP THE PESACH/PASSOVER? YES HE DID. WHEN? EXACTLY WHEN HE DID AND ONLY ONCE A YEAR TO REMEMBER HIS DEATH THAT HE SUBJECTED HIMSELF TO SO THAT WE MAY LIVE/HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. WHEN WE DO THIS WE REMEMBER HIS BODY THAT WAS BROKEN FOR US AND HIS BLOOD THAT WAS SHED FOR US ON THE DAY THAT HE WAS CRUSIFIED, ONLY ON THE EVENING OF THE 14TH DAY OF THE FIRST MONTH ABIB/AVIV. THE REAL REMOVAL OF LEAVEN SHOULD BE FROM OUR HEART AND ONLY YSHUA CAN DO THAT SO WE SHOULD ALLOW HIM TO SEARCH OUR HEARTS AND KNOW OUR THOUGHTS AND TO CLEANSE ANY WICKED WAY IN US BY AND THROUGH HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD SHED FOR WHO SO EVER WILL ACCEPT HIM.

SHALOM ALL MAY YSHUA BLESS US ALL AS WE FOLLOW HIM ALONE. THAT WAY WE CANNOT GO WRONG BECAUSE HE IS THE WAY THE ONLY WAY.

LOVE IN YSHUA ALONE.

God knew everyone would want

By Judah

God knew everyone would want to claim exclusive rights. That's why there are signs. Gods people fell under curses for disobedience. Deuteronomy 28:15-68 describes only one people especially 28:68 removes all doubt remember Egypt means bondage you either believe or you don't no one want to admit who Gods chosen are that's because a lot of atrocities have been committed against them "slavery,rape,murder,inequality etc....and to admit that you have to hold yourself guilty.thus Zechariah 11:5 and Psalms 83::2 and there are many more scriptures that point to the truth either you belive or you don't,

Looking forward to

By Jtyu

Looking forward to celebrating Passiver this year, as a beliver in Jesus Christ!

No comment at the moment I

By La Tricia

No comment at the moment I just wanted to join in to be able to stay connected thank you for having this website.

Passover one one of the

By onyekachi

Passover one one of the greatest,sweetest and lovely holiday that I love. its reminds me of the mighty power of God.its strengthen my life and gives me hope. I love keeping Passover.

I am a born again believer

By Loistean Barnes

I am a born again believer and believe that when I read in the book of John that I have been grafted in and am now considered a Jew by adoption, it is my desire to participate in Passover.

I am African American and live in Bartlett,TN. Will I be accepted in the synagoge and where can I go, what do I do, what do I wear, do I bring my bible?

These are questions that I am asking Also, will I be welcomed?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

You should definitely keep

By Zuriel

You should definitely keep Passover because you are the true descendent of jacob. Do your research. Deut.chapter 28-30 you my friend and family are the true house of jacob,therefore you are commanded to keep Passover according to the laws given to us by our brother and prophet Moses.You my friend are a Isrealite,the true house of jacob,not a jew,infact anyone who claims to be Jewish is actually saying that they are like unto the house of judah. When you do your research you'll find there are 11 other tribes along with the tribe of judah that make up the house or children of jacob. So do your research and claim back your identity.You are a Hebrew Isrealite,not a African American,you are the real descendent of jacob and those that call themselves jews are imposters.

Loistean, try

By Red Letter

Loistean, try here:
www.brithadasha.org/

you are the real Jew by birth

By serpentrae

you are the real Jew by birth read the book of Deuteronomy in your bible or read it on the internet and your eyes and ears will be open than go to the web site israelunite.org/ and learn who you are

Services are typically not

By SB Steeler

Services are typically not held in the synagogue for Passover. Call the local Rabbi in your town. If you bring a bible it should be the Old Testament. Those are in Hebrew and English. But remember that Hebrew is read from right to left whereas English is left to right. The reason that matters is the Hebrew Bible will have page 1 where English readers would consider the back of the book. Secondly, because you may have a hard time following the Hebrew, if I were in your shoes I'd call a Reform Rabbi. The Reform Temple in the US are usually all English whereas the Conservative and Orthodox have a good deal of Hebrew which might make it tough to follow along. Also the word Shul is the same as Synagogue or Temple. Think of those as interchangeable.

You will be accepted. No

By SB Steeler

You will be accepted. No worries on that one. And you can break the ice by telling your host you're related to Sammy Davis, Jr , an African American entertainer (part of the Rat Pack along with Frank Sinatra and others) who was also Jewish.

For: I AM A BORN AGAIN

By axle

For: I AM A BORN AGAIN BELIEVER: Seder is done in the home. Contact your local Jewish Federation they may be able to direct you to a group Seder that is an open table. It is a mitzvah to welcome the stranger at passover so you would be welcome, even at a private home. Just don't preach about jesus and keep in miind that in our Jewish community if you are a Christian you are NOT jewish. Good luck
and Chag Sameach! Also I do not know where Bartlett, TN is. If you are close to Nasvhille, TN there are some good Shuls there. Contact the Reform Shul it will be of most help.

Galatians 3:29, Anyone who

By JJ Jackson

Galatians 3:29, Anyone who accepts Christ is Abraham's seed and heirs to the promise...This is talking about spiritual Israel, not the lierall nation. Jews that accept Christ are in this group, and are promised eternal life through Jesus Christ, the same as Gentiles.

That`s a very general

By Ernest Plapp

That`s a very general statement you made about accepting Christ. If your heart isn`t circumcised then you are not of Abraham. Most people that say they are Christian are looking for an easier softer way down some primrose path of psycho-babel. It is easy to get caught up in generalizations that sidestep the real hard core issues of TRUTH. This comment isn`t made to criticize you but to hopefully offer an outside "opinion" as compared to your experience. I highly recommend the book ISRAEL- God`s Key To World Redemption by Elmer A. Josephson...blessings ep

GOD WILL REMAIN FAITHFUL EVEN

By FON GODFRED

GOD WILL REMAIN FAITHFUL EVEN TO PHYSICAL ISRAEL BOTH NOW AND FOR EVERMORE.DO YOUR HOME WORK AGAIN FROM THE BIBLE

You are now part of the body

By Frank Feldt

You are now part of the body of Christ and an
Israelite, as they came to America after the 10 Tribes where scattered into Europe and then to England. You do not need to go to a non Christian Church or any Church to do the Passover. You take a little wine or grape juice with some unleavened bread or cracker and perform the ceremony right at home. You see, the Lord is near and knows your heart and you are part of the Church of the Firstborn with your name written in Heaven.

Look if you want to be Jewish

By Michael Marks

Look if you want to be Jewish forget the new testament. Jews for Jesus is not logical and really is an oxi-moron. You can convert to the Jewish faith at any Jewish Temple. Actually you might be Jewish if you can trace your heritage to Eithopian Jews. They are the real deal.

FYI Born agains are not Jews.

There are messianic jews

By Julie McMillan

There are messianic jews which believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Go to them that would be right because he is the son of God and can be jewish as well.

Lev 23:4 You are the Church

By Will Sandoval

Lev 23:4 You are the Church of Christ. Have the Passover at your house and invite all, even the unsaved because your house is God's house and everyone is welcome at our Father's house, even the unsaved (So they can hear and see why we are Christians). You have been accepted and your house is a synagoge. Peace be onto your house My Brother. SDG

Also Egypt is in Africa and

By Truth

Also Egypt is in Africa and so is Israel according
to ancient maps. The people you see in those lands
are Turks who desend from Gehazi IIKings chapter five
and from the Aryan people who desend from the
Dravidian tribe of India which is the true orgion
of Causasian people. The first five books in the bible
are in order the rest are intentionally out of order to
confuse the negroes who learn to read. If you put the
prophets with the right kings by using the chronicles of the kings you can put it in its true order. This book has
been tampered with use a righteous judgement and common sense to understand certain things for the time periods.
And pray. Egypt is still in Africa and so is Israel there is no middle east. The middle east of the east would be
in China not Africa. The location is north east Africa.
It is funny when it comes to the history of African Americans all we are told is about slavery and the abuse of these same people. Because they have stolen our history even the history of Egypt, Asia and America, any where else
the people of colour were there first. Divided we fall, lack of knowledge we fall.

Hello, I noticed no one

By Truth

Hello,
I noticed no one answered your question. I am African
American I have celebrated the Passover for many years.
I celebrate it in the way the Israelite people who
where African people in the land of Egypt who were
African people would celebrate such an occasion. In
parts of West Africa it is called a Jubiliee a celebration
for freedom. I use the bitter herbs we use all the time
Greens, corn, yams and unleaven bread which is eaten
for seven days, eat nothing containing yeast until after
the end of passover. You are not grafted in, you are a true
descendant of the ancient Israelite people. In the book
John chapter 8 verse 31 thru 47. The Jews said they were
never in bondage (slaves) to any one. The Israelite who
are not the same as the Jews were slaves in Egypt which is the whole basis for Passover. Sometimes you have to read the book for yourself.Start from the beginning as you would with any book.Read the whole chapter, look up the meaning of words.Check this out Deuteronomy chapter 28 read the whole chapter and verse 68 confirms the slave trade of the Israelite people. The jews have never been slaves or slave traded. So according to scripture who is really the desendants of ancient Israel? We are destroyed due to the lack of knowledge and the brainwashing of false history and religion.

You are so right so much

By Charlotte Pierce

You are so right so much Untruthfulness I wanted truth and I found truth of GODS word
By studying chapter by chapter verse by verse from the origina texl the bible was written in
Translated from old Hebrew and Greek instill have a ways to go to finish the comlplete bible
But I celebrated passover last year for the first time and the blessing GOD gives you are
So much blessing I look forward to this year
May GOD be with you all and bless you with truth and knowledge

First consider what took

By Trudy Robinson

First consider what took place after Jesus had his LAST Passover with his disciples. he fist dismissed Judas who was about to betray him and then instituted a new arrangement with his faithful disciples You can read about this in all four gospels and in Matthew 26:26 - 28. Read about it, and to have more questions answered from the bible go to JW.org.

I read that the spring

By Vincent 1961

I read that the spring equinox determined the 1st day of the year. 14 days later at sundown (15th) began passover. Christ was crucified on that day on what would've been our Wed.(high sabbath). Rose 3 days later on Sat.(wkly sabbath). Fri thru Sun isn't 3 days. To the person that say we're not to observe passover, I'd say you should read Colossians. Christ is our Passover. The word easter is only in the bible one time. If you look in the Greek concordance you'll see the word was pesach (passover).

I agree with you, Jesus did

By Steven Surabian

I agree with you, Jesus did die in the afternoon on the 15th day which was a Wednesday. The Jews kept Passover a day late that year just like this year 2015. Jesus died on the Holy day, then three full days later in the afternoon on Saturday Jesus was resurrected which was the18th day or 4th day of Passover but a Sabbath day. What better day to be resurrected. That night which became Sunday at dark Jesus left the tomb, so at dawn with first light, the tomb was empty. Jesus did not resurrect on Sunday but at the end of the Sabbath on Saturday. Three full days and three full night.72 hours from death to resurrection. Remember Nehemiah 13:19 shows us that at sundown the new day does not begin, proving the Jews kept the days wrong. The new day begins with darkness, read what God says "there was light then darkness the new day. Jews showed us that by not following but showing us the way.

Meant to say last sentence,

By Steven Surabian

Meant to say last sentence, Jesus Showed us that by not following the Jews, Jesus showed us the way. The way to count, which is 1,2,3,4 etc. not to skip or add a day extra.
Thank you, Steve Surabian, True Israelite.

To further clarify your

By Roving Sprite

To further clarify your calculations, Passover begins on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Nisan (originally called Abib). That month begins with the nearest new moon to the Spring Equinox (March 21) as observed over Jerusalem. Thus this year, the nearest new moon will occur around April 1st., putting the celebration of the Passover 14 days later (beginning the evening of April 14 - since the Jewish "day", i.e. 24 hours, starts at sundown).

Regarding the use of the word “Easter” in the Bible at Acts 12:4, Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words makes some interesting comments. It says “Pascha is mistranslated "Easter" in Acts 12:4, AV, (it)denotes the Passover (RV). The phrase "after the Passover" signifies after the whole festival was at an end.”
Also of interest is this comment: “The term "Easter" is not of Christian origin. It is another form of Astarte, one of the titles of the Chaldean goddess, the queen of heaven. The festival of Pasch held by Christians in post-apostolic times was a continuation of the Jewish feast, but was not instituted by Christ, nor was it connected with Lent. From this Pasch the pagan festival of "Easter" was quite distinct and was introduced into the apostate Western religion, as part of the attempt to adapt pagan festivals to Christianity.”

Pls when is the actual date

By crystal chukwuemeka

Pls when is the actual date for the feast of passover 2014,since they have 2 Adar

very large subject for years

By john joseph gavin

very large subject for years my family has used a predescribed calander from shoprite-than I began to have questions concerning what I was doing and my show of or privacy for prayer-celebrations etc-according to month it is nisan exodus-12for years we had no lamb Christ being the lamb we used unleaved flour for the body and fruit of the vine for the cup of the new an everlasting covenant-according to the moon this became another question new moon I was told the first cresent so for years-than I thought when is a house a new house when I put the first 2x4 up or the last shingle?am I a new born when conceived or born?so when the moon is in dark and at each phase it is working toward new at full which was march 17th between12am an 1am and reigned until the same on the 18th-now remember genesis 1v5 evening and morning so actually it was the 18th an 19th and I set aside the flour an wine and today I set aside even the water for the bread/body-your ? my answer Passover april 1st than 7days of unleaved bread enjoy and be on the look out for the unity of his spirit with confirmation in the heavens

Passover begins at sunset on

By Almanac Staff

Passover begins at sunset on April 14, 2014. The first full day is April 15.

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I have noticed there is a

By LisaDiane111

I have noticed there is a little division as to when the passover is. An example is this article. It states that Passover begins with the new moon, which is said to be on the 27th, yet it shows that Passover began the evening before the 26th this year. Does anyone have any clarification on this?

Actually, Passover begins at

By Yochanan

Actually, Passover begins at the FULL moon (after the new moon that is closest to the spring equinox). Also, keep in mind that each Jewish day is from sunset to sunset, so the holiday actually starts the evening before the date marked on most secular calendars. That is the night of the Passover Seder. Clear?

The chronological reckoning

By fredmacmurray

The chronological reckoning between John’s gospel and the synoptics presents a challenge, especially in relation to the time of the Last Supper (13:2). While the synoptics portray the disciples and the Lord at the Last Supper as eating the Passover meal on Thursday evening (Nisan 14) and Jesus being crucified on Friday, John’s gospel states that the Jews did not enter into the Praetorium “lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover” (18:28). So, the disciples had eaten the Passover on Thursday evening, but the Jews had not. In fact, John (19:14) states that Jesus’ trial and crucifixion were on the day of Preparation for the Passover and not after the eating of the Passover, so that with the trial and crucifixion on Friday Christ was actually sacrificed at the same time the Passover lambs were being slain (19:14). The question is, “Why did the disciples eat the Passover meal on Thursday?”
The answer lies in a difference among the Jews in the way they reckoned the beginning and ending of days. From Josephus, the Mishna, and other ancient Jewish sources we learn that the Jews in northern Palestine calculated days from sunrise to sunrise. That area included the region of Galilee, where Jesus and all the disciples, except Judas, had grown up. Apparently most, if not all, of the Pharisees used that system of reckoning. But Jews in the southern part, which centered in Jerusalem, calculated days from sunset to sunset. Because all the priests necessarily lived in or near Jerusalem, as did most of the Sadducees, those groups followed the southern scheme.
That variation doubtlessly caused confusion at times, but it also had some practical benefits. During Passover time, for instance, it allowed for the feast to be celebrated legitimately on two adjoining days, thereby permitting the temple sacrifices to be made over a total period of four hours rather than two. That separation of days may also have had the effect of reducing both regional and religious clashes between the two groups.
On that basis the seeming contradictions in the gospel accounts are easily explained. Being Galileans, Jesus and the disciples considered Passover day to have started at sunrise on Thursday and to end at sunrise on Friday. The Jewish leaders who arrested and tried Jesus, being mostly priests and Sadducees, considered Passover day to begin at sunset on Thursday and end at sunset on Friday. By that variation, predetermined by God’s sovereign provision, Jesus could thereby legitimately celebrate the last Passover meal with His disciples and yet still be sacrificed on Passover day.

The MacArthur Study Bible. 1997 (J. MacArthur, Jr., Ed.) (electronic ed.). Nashville, TN: Word Pub.

First off Jesus was not

By Steven Surabian

First off Jesus was not crucified on Thursday or Friday, he was crucified on Wednesday. because he was dead three whole days, 72 hours. Also the Jews did keep Passover a day late, just as they do this year, which shows the proof. The New Moon in March 2015 was on the 20th at 4:38 EST. making March 20th the 1st day of Nisan so Thursday April 2nd is the 14th of Nisan which began at dark the previous day at dark. The evening of the 14th when the Lamb was to be slain will be Thursday April 2nd at Sundown. Jesus knows when the new day begins which is at dark not sunset. Nehemiah 13:19 shows that sundown took place because the shadow is on the gates, and then we are told this is before the sabbath.Jesus knows the right time, the Jews want the world to believe they Keep Passover right. So this year the Lamb was to be slain Thursday April 2nd at sunset but no need because Jesus is the Lamb. But since the Jews do not believe this they still should be slaughtering the Lamb on Thursday at sunset then at dark, which becomes the next day the 15th when you are to eat then the morning the Israelite, not Jews, leave and Jesus is crucified on the Holly day.and the Jews celebrated the next day same as this year, which is wrong. So your explanation that Jesus kept the days from sunrise to sunrise is misinformation. You say Jesus believed the Passover started on Sunrise Thursday to Sunrise Friday and the Jews who arrested and tried Jesus observed From Sunset Thursday. Well if as you say Jesus was crucified on Friday which you state would have been the Jew Passover because you say their Passover started on Thursday at sunset yet the Bible states Jesus had to come off the Cross before the JEW passover. This shows the JEW Passover was celebrated a day late from Gods Passover.
Thank you, Steven Surabian, True Isralite

We have become Jewish by

By Patricia & Jesse Mares

We have become Jewish by choice and are celebrating Passover this year! I love the wonderful Feasts Of G-d and enjoy preparing Passover Meals. We celebrate the 8 days of Passover & are celebrating with joy at being connected with the G-d of Israel & His Messiah, Y'Shua.

If you believe Jesus (or

By LVBigbear

If you believe Jesus (or Y'shua) "Christ" is the messiah, than you are a believer in Christ and thus Christian. It's nice that you celebrate Passover but your still Christian.

If the Jewish are messianic

By Julie McMillan

If the Jewish are messianic Jews that means they believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God,Messiah,The beginning and the end.

So glad you have made the

By Zadey and Bubbe

So glad you have made the choice. My husband and I are of Jewish decent, but have been believers in Messiah, Y'Shua for many years and attend a wonderful messianic congregation. Have a blessed Passover.

Here is a DVD for children on

By Zalman

Here is a DVD for children on the Exodus: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BR3TWSU/

Hi, My family and I observe

By Michael C.

Hi, My family and I observe Passover. I don't really come from a religious background, but my family would always have the traditional Passover Seders growing up, and now we continue the tradition. It's been harder these days to prepare the Seder ourselves so we usually try to find a kosher restaurant in New York that hosts Seders. We uses to go to Darna, but that is now closed, so we now go to Talia's Steakhouse in Manhattan on the Upper West Side and they've been nothing but great so far. We are looking forward to joining them again this year.

Thanks be to Elohim for the

By Daniel Agu

Thanks be to Elohim for the Exodus from Egypt.

Praise and Glory to The Lord

By Laura Perez Gomez-Cosio

Praise and Glory to The Lord God Almighty..!! Thank you for my life, family and continued blessings from You my Lord, my King, my God..!!! :)


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