Passover 2017: When Is Passover? Dates & Details πŸ—“

What day is Passover on? Passover 2017 is observed on a Tuesday in April. In 2016, it was on a Saturday and Passover in 2018 is on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Countdown to Passover 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, activities, facts, details, and upcoming public holidays.

Passover (Pesach) generallyΒ lastsΒ forΒ eightΒ days in the United States. Many Jewish people spend the Passover period with family members or close friends.

When is Passover 2017? This year Passover is on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.


Passover marks the Israelites’ liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.

Below you will find all the details for Passover 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.

Is Passover a federal holiday?

No, Passover is not a federal holiday. There are ten annual US federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. The following federal holidays are established by law:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January).
  • Washington’s Birthday (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Is Passover a national holiday?

Passover is not a federal holiday in the United States. However, some Jewish businesses and organizations may be closed or offer a reduced level of service over the Passover period. Passover is not a national holiday. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observered as state holidays.

Is Passover a paid holiday?

The answer depends on your employer. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).

Does the mail run on Passover?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Passover. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be open for the holiday, which means businesses and homes will receive mail. This also counts USPS and Fedex packages. See holiday schedule on USPS and Fedex. The only time mail is not being delivered is on federal holidays, which are listed above.

Are banks open on Passover?

Passover is a Jewish holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and most banks will be open. While most banks are open, some banks can operate on their own schedules, so it may be best to check with your local branches. U.S. stock and bond markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open. Grocery stores and malls are reportedly open.

If your bank is closed, it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday.

Are stores open on Passover?

On Passover, most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no holidays on which all businesses are closed by law. However, some stores may have shortened or extended holiday hours for the day. Stores may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses may be closed on in order to give their employees the day off. For restaurants, stores and other establishments specific to your area, you will have to check with the individual business.

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Passover 2017

Holiday: Passover
Date: April 11, 2017
Weekday: Tuesday
Holiday Type: Jewish holiday
Passover 2018: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Passover 2019: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Passover 2020: Thursday, April 9, 2020

History & Origin

How To Celebrate Passover

Many people make a special effort to ensure that older people, the poor, and those living alone, can take part in the ceremonial meals known as Seder. They may do this by inviting people into their homes or giving them a gift basket. Passover gift baskets are filled with Seder plates and ceremonial foods and wine.

How To Say Passover in:

Spanish: PΓ©saj
Norwegian: JΓΈdisk pΓ₯ske
German: Pessach (erster Tag)

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