Passover also known as Pesach is a biblical holiday derived by Jewish. Is a seven-day holiday of the feast of unleavened bread. The Jews invented it to celebrate their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their nation being free under the leadership of Moses. The official name is Pesach and observed by Jews in various form and also by Samaritans, Messianic Jews, and some Christians while some groups claiming affiliation with Israelites. The major significance celebrates the Exodus, the freedom from slavery of the children of Israel from ancient Egypt that followed the plagues. Beginning of the 49 days of counting of the Omer connected to barley harvest in spring.
WHAT IS PASSOVER FESTIVAL
Celebration of Passover in Jewish practice has to do with one or two festive Seder meals- first two nights in the times of the Temple in Jerusalem, the Passover sacrifice. In Samaritan practice, comes with men gather for the religious ceremony on Mount Gerizim that include the ancient lamb sacrifice (7th day). Passover festival begins on 15th of Nisan and ends 21st day of Nisan in Israel, and among some Liberal Diaspora Jews; 22nd day of Nisan outside Israel among more traditional Diaspora Jews.
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PASSOVER 2019 DATE
Sunset, 19 April nightfall and 27 April
PASSOVER 2019 IN
ISRAEL AND UK
Passover 2019 in Israel and UK began on Friday evening 19th April and ends on Friday evening, 26 April in Israel and Saturday 27th of April in UK. The Israelites celebrates this festival as instructed by marking the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a slaughtered spring lamb and believe that upon seeing this, the spirit of the lord knew to pass over the first born in these homes hence the English names of the holiday.
WHAT IS PASSOVER IN
Passover origin can be traced back to the Exodus. The ritual, prior to Deuteronomy, is widely thought to have its origins in an apotropatic rite, unrelated to the Exodus, to ensure the protection of a family home, a rite conducted wholly within the clan. Hyssop was employed to slaughter a sheep on the lintels and door posts so as to keep his home safe from demonic forces. Called the festival of the matzot in the Hebrew Bible, the commandment to keep Passover is recorded in the Book of Leviticus:
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“In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at dusk is the LORD’s Passover. And on fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD; seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work. And ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days; in the seventh day is a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work.” (Leviticus 23:5-8)