Passover 2020 – Passover is a very important festival of Jews that commemorate their liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. This festival is mainly celebrated in Israel. All Jews worldwide celebrate it with great enthusiasm and grandeur. Passover is called “Pesach” in Hebrew which means ‘to pass over’ or ‘to pass through’. Passover is a time for the family feasts. The date of Passover varies from year to year. Preparations for the festival begin with the removal of chametz, that is, bread and other cooked foods. Unleavened bread is consumed on this day and people also keep a fast.
When Is Passover 2020? – Date, History, Tradition, Celebrations
The Passover festival begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month Nissan. Which corresponds to the month of March or April of the Gregorian calendar. Passover is a holiday of seven to eight days, in which the first two and the last two days are considered a complete holiday. This year the Passover festival will begin on 8 April 2020 and will end on 16 April 2020.
Passover 2020 Date: Passover 2020 begins on the evening of Wednesday, 08 April and ends on the evening of Thursday, April 19.
Passover is a very important Jewish festival. This festival describes the freedom of Jews from the brutal slavery of Egypt. The Pesach story is mentioned in the “Haggadah” or “Book of Exodus”. About 3000 years ago, Jews were living like slaves in Egypt. The Israelis were persecuted by the ruler of Egypt. God sent Hazrat Musa with a message about the freedom of the Jews to free the Jews from the brutal slavery of Egypt. But the ruler of Egypt did not liberate the Jews and ignored Hazrat Musa’s petition.
Hazrat Musa warned the ruler of Egypt of God’s wrath. When the Jews were not liberated by the ruler of Egypt, God enraged and sent ten plagues on Egypt, which also destroyed Egypt’s crops and animals. Traumatized by this, he ordered the Israelis to be freed immediately. The Jews came out of Egypt so quickly that they did not take anything with them and they ate unleavened bread made of water and flour. On this day, everyone along with their family eats traditional food which is called “Sedar“. “Sedar” is a very important part of this festival.
Passover Traditional & Customs
The customs and traditions of Passover have great religious significance. The Passover festival begins on the fifteenth day of Nisan. The first two days of Passover are a feast. This feast is considered to be a very important part of the Passover festival called the Sedar. All unwanted elements and decorative items are removed or covered before the feast. In this feast, the Jewish people tell their children the story of the freedom of the Jews from the brutal slavery of Egypt. Drinking four cups of wine is also an essential part of the tradition.
Passover Celebrations 2020
Passover celebrates the Biblical story of Exodus (a mass departure of people) where God saved the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. In the book of Exodus in the Old Testament, the celebration of Passover is prescribed. Passover is celebrated for seven or eight days. It includes various rituals includes story reading from Haggadah, springtime themes, Jewish history remembrance, family gathering, a Jewish homeland, freedom from slavery, and social justice.