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Published May 31, 2007


How is the date of Passover determined each year?

The Jewish calendar is based on 12 lunar months, and adjusts for the solar calendar by adding a 13th month in seven different years of a 19-year cycle. Passover always begins on the 15th of Nisan, which is the first month of the Jewish religious calendar. Because the Jewish calendar is based on a lunar cycle, dates are not fixed on the Gregorian calendar. Passover always begins in March or April.

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