Past Jewish Festivals

Pesach Day 1 (Passover 1)

19 April 2011

Nisan 15 - The name Pesach is derived from the Passing over of G-d himself during the plague of the first born in Egypt, and the sparing of the first born in the houses of the children of Israel. The other names commemorate the Exodus from Egypt. The agricultural aspect of the festival is the start of the barley harvest. PESACH falls on the 15th day of NISAN and celebrations commence on the previous evening with the SEDER service with MATZOS and traditional foods.

The first of the Pilgrim festivals, also called HAG HAMATZOT (Festival of unleavened bread) and ZEMAN HERUTAINU (Season of our Freedom) PESACH is celebrated for eight days (in Israel seven days).

The name Pesach is derived from the Passing over of G-d himself during the plague of the first born in Egypt, and the sparing of the first born in the houses of the children of Israel. The other names commemorate the Exodus from Egypt. The agricultural aspect of the festival is the start of the barley harvest. PESACH falls on the 15th day of NISAN and celebrations commence on the previous evening with the SEDER service with MATZOS and traditional foods.

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