The jewish festival is celebrated between monday april 10 and tuesday april 18 this year passover is observed from sundown the eight-day celebration is held on the 15th day of the hebrew month of nissan around the beginning of spring.
The exodus is the second of the five books of moses narrated in the torah-- also known as the old testament passover begins on the 15 th day of nisan (also spelled nissan), lasting through the 22 nd of that month on the hebrew calendar because the hebrew calendar is a lunar one, meaning that each month begins and ends with a new moon, the dates change yearly as they coincide with the 12-month secular calendar.
This body of water between egypt and saudi arabia was mythically parted in the exodus by moses to allow the hebrews to escape pharaoh's army passover this jewish festival celebrates the liberation of the hebrews from slavery in egypt.
Then the sea closed up again and the pharaoh’s army drowned moses and his people wandered around for forty years before they found the promised land moses, however, died and never reached it today, many jews gather in synagogues every year to retell the passover story. Hanukkah - festival of lights hanukkah or chanukah is sometimes known as the festival of lights, and celebrates the miracle of the oil the celebration refers to 164 bc, when a group of jews called the maccabees recaptured jerusalem from the occupying syrian greeks.
Following the destruction of the second temple and its altar in jerusalem, we have been unable to celebrate passover completely, without the sacrifice the passover lamb and yet, jewish people gather every year to celebrate the other elements of this special evening. Passover is the most celebrated jewish holiday the festival commemorates the famous biblical story of the exodus, when jewish slaves were released out of bondage in egypt for hebrew, passover is their celebration of freedom jewish had a difficult time under the leadership of pharaoh, the then king of egypt.
Passover is one of the most important jewish holidays marking the time when moses led the children of israel out of slavery in egypt the festival, pesach in hebrew, lasts seven days in israel though some congregations celebrate the holiday over eight days.