Here is a recap of the Passover (Pesach) calendar for 2016:
- April 22, 2016 (Friday, 15th of Nisan, 5776): Erev/night before Passover and First Seder of 2016: The Seder contains the observance of many biblical and rabbinical mitzvot, including: eating Matzah, eating Maror, drinking four cups of wine, relating the story of the Exodus to children, reclining as a symbol of freedom, and playing Passover Bingo.
- April 23, 2016 (Saturday/Shabbat, 16 Nissan): 1st day of Passover. Evening: Second Seder
- April 24, 2016 (Sunday 17 Nissan): 2nd day of Passover.
- April 25, 2016 (Monday, 18 Nissan): 3rd day of Passover, 1st day of Chol Hamoed. Celebrate Passover’s intermediate days. Between now and the last two days of Passover, we may resume much of regular workday activities; but, we continue to eat Kosher for Passover foods exclusively. Thinking about soft, doughy pizza bread? Stop it! Go grab the matza instead.
- April 26, 2016 (Tuesday, 19 Nissan): 4th day of Passover, 2nd day of Chol Hamoed.
- April 27, 2016 (Wednesday, 20 Nissan): 5th day of Passover, 3rd day of Chol Hamoed.
- April 28, 2016 (Thursday, 21 Nissan): 6th day of Passover, 4th day of Chol Hamoed. It is customary in many communities to remain awake all night, studying Torah, in commemoration of the great miracle of the splitting of the sea, which occurred on the 7th day of Passover.
- April 29, 2016 (Friday, 22 Nissan): 7th day of Passover, Shevi’I Shel Pesach
- April 30, 2016 (Saturday, 23 Nissan): Final day of Passover, Acharon Shel Pesach. Sunset brings the official end of Passover 2016!