Passover 5th-13th April 2023

Passover this year will start sunset Wednesday 5th April 2023 and will end nightfall Thursday 13th April 2023.

Passover is celebrated by Jews every year, commemorating the anniversary of their exodus from Egyptian slavery.

On the first two nights of Passover (just the first night in Israel), they hold a Seder. After candles have been lit, they enjoy a ritual-rich 15-step feast, which centres around telling the story of the Exodus. Some highlights include: drinking four cups of wine, dipping veggies into saltwater, children kicking off the storytelling by asking the Four Questions, eating matzah (a cracker-like food, which is a reminder that when the Jewish ancestors left Egypt they had no time to allow their bread to rise) and bitter herbs, and singing late into the night.

On Passover, Jews may not own or consume anything containing grain that has risen. This includes virtually all breads, pastas, cakes and cookies. Prior to the holiday, homes are thoroughly cleaned for Passover.

We wish all our Jewish families and communities: “Happy Passover” or “Chag Pesach Sameach”!