Home » Society » Holidays » Last day of Passover

Last day of Passover in Australia

 

Passover festival is the way the Jewish celebrate their liberation from long years of Egyptian slavery. It is a festival that lasts for eight days where communal celebrations take place. Many Jewish people spend this important religious and cultural event in the company of their family and friends.

The Jewish Passover Celebration

Passover is one of the Jewish people’s most important cultural and religious events. The two significant parts of Passover celebration are the first and the last parts. The first part remembers the dividing of the Red Sea, while the last part commemorates the crossing of the Jewish people to the Red Sea. 

What Happens on the Last Day of the Passover?

The last day of Passover is celebrated the way major Jewish holidays are celebrated. There are candle lighting, special readings, religious gatherings, spiritual teachings, and other similar events. On the night of the seventh day or the last day of the Passover, many Jewish people keep vigil and do not sleep the entire night, an act that remember how the Jewish stayed awake and crossed the Red Sea. It has also become a tradition to feast on Passover food, or the Seder, on the last day of the Passover. The Seder is mandatory in the Passover celebration. The Seder meal unites the Jewish people around the world who are celebrating the Passover.

The Last Day of Passover in Australia

Passover is not a federal holiday in Australia, but the country pay its high respects to this Jewish festival. Unless it falls on a non-working day, public offices, government departments, commercial areas, and major establishments are on their regular operating hours on the last day of the Passover. Also, classes in schools are not affected by this event, unless it falls on a non-schooling day. Jewish schools, on the other hand, are closed for the Passover celebrations.

The Jewish Community in Australia and the Last Day of Passover

Over the years, it is observed that the celebration of the last day of Passover in Australia depends on where the Jewish people reside. For instance, Jewish people living in the rural side of Australia spend the last day of the Passover traditionally—candle lighting, religious gathering, scripture readings, and the like. The Jewish community that reside in the big cities, on the other hand, head to resorts and private destinations where they can spend quality and quiet time with their family and friends. Despite the difference, what is always common is the Seder meal. Whether on the rural side or the city side, Jewish people must partake on the Seder meal which is one of the most significant parts of Passover celebration.

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type Where it is Observed
Tuesday Apr 2 2013 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday Apr 22 2014 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 11 2015 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 30 2016 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday Apr 18 2017 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 7 2018 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 27 2019 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Thursday Apr 16 2020 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Sunday Apr 4 2021 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 23 2022 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Thursday Apr 13 2023 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday Apr 30 2024 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Sunday Apr 20 2025 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Thursday Apr 9 2026 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Thursday Apr 29 2027 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday Apr 18 2028 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 7 2029 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Thursday Apr 25 2030 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday Apr 15 2031 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 3 2032 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Thursday Apr 21 2033 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday Apr 11 2034 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday May 1 2035 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 19 2036 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday Apr 7 2037 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday Apr 27 2038 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 16 2039 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Thursday Apr 5 2040 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday Apr 23 2041 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 12 2042 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday May 2 2043 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Tuesday Apr 19 2044 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Sunday Apr 9 2045 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 28 2046 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Thursday Apr 18 2047 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Sunday Apr 5 2048 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Saturday Apr 24 2049 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays
Thursday Apr 14 2050 Last day of Passover Jewish Holidays

Last day of Passover Facts

    Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
    Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
    Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
    Holiday Type
    Jewish Holidays
 

Other Holidays in April 

Articles

Facebook Twitter Google+