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Passover Schedule

 
 Continuing the Tasks Introduction


Passover Calendar 5774 (2014)

with candle-lighting times for Brooklyn, NY (*)
other cities


Before Passover begins...make sure you sell your Chametz... and print this calendar for quick reference....
 
Holiday Date Activity
13th of Nissan at Nightfall
Sunday
April 13
13 Nissan
  • Formal Search for Chametz (With candle and feather) After nightfall
  • Erev Pesach
    Monday
    April 14
    14 Nissan
  • Stop eating chametz before approximately 4 hours after sunrise (10:42).
  • Burn leftover chametz before approximately 5 hours after sunrise (11:49).
  • Prepare a candle or flame that will be able to burn safely for more than 24 hours. (For example: a Yahrzeit candle. This will be used to light the Yom Tov Candles on Tuesday night).
  • Light Yom Tov Candles -- 18 minutes before Sunset (7:15).
  • After lighting the candles, recite:
      Blessing for Yom Tov

    • Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sho-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Yom Tov.

    • Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom She-heche-yo-nu Ve-ki-yi-mo-nu Ve-higi-o-nu Liz-man Ha-zeh.
  • Begin the Seder after nightfall.
  • At the Seder, the first 1 oz. of Matzah should be eaten within 4 minutes.
  • Passover 5774
    First day of Pesach
    Tuesday
    April 15
    15 Nissan
  • Light Yom Tov Candles after nightfall, from a pre-existing flame (8:16), from a pre-existing flame.
  • After lighting the candles, recite:
      Blessing for Yom Tov

    • Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sho-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Yom Tov.

    • Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom She-heche-yo-nu Ve-ki-yi-mo-nu Ve-higi-o-nu Liz-man Ha-zeh.
  • On the second night begin counting of Omer every evening at the end of the Maariv (Evening) prayers until Shavuoth.
  • Seder begins after Nightfall.
  • Second day Pesach
    Wednesday
    April 16
    16 Nissan
  • The First Days of Pesach end after Nightfall (8:17).
  • Chol HaMoed
    (Intermediate Days)
    First day of Chol Hamoed
    Thursday
    April 17
    17 Nissan
  • We do not put on Tefilin today.
  • Special additional prayer is said in the morning - Hallel, Musaf for Pesach.
  • Second day of Chol Hamoed
    Friday
    April 18
    18 Nissan
  • We do not put on Tefilin today.
  • Special additional prayer is said in the morning - Hallel, Musaf.
  • Light Shabbos Candles -- 18 minutes before Sunset (7:19).
  • After lighting the candles, recite:
      Blessing for Shabbos

    • Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sho-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Shabbos Koi-desh.
  • Third day of Chol Hamoed
    Saturday
    April 19
    19 Nissan
  • Special additional prayer is said in the morning - Hallel, Musaf.
  • Shabbos ends after nightfall (8:20).
  • Fourth day of Chol Hamoed
    Eve of the 7th day of Pesach
    Sunday
    April 20
    Erev Yom Tov
    20 Nissan
  • We do not put on Tefilin today.
  • Special additional prayer is said in the morning - Hallel, Musaf.
  • Prepare a candle or flame that will be able to burn safely for more than 24 hours. (For example: a Yahrzeit candle. This will be used to light the Yom Tov Candles on Monday night).
  • Light Yom Tov Candles -- 18 minutes before Sunset (7:21).
  • After lighting the candles, recite:
      Blessing for Yom Tov

    • Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sho-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Yom Tov.
  • It is a custom to stay up all night (until dawn), while studying about the miracles of the splitting of the sea. At dawn water is poured on the floor and we dance in the water until it dries up.
  • Last Days of Passover
    7th Day of Pesach
    Shvi'i Shel Pesach
    Monday
    April 21
    21 Nissan
  • Light Yom Tov Candles -- after nightfall, from a pre-existing flame (8:23), from a pre-existing flame.
  • After lighting the candles, recite:
      Blessing for Yom Tov

    • Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sho-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Yom Tov.
  • 8th day of Pesach
    Achron Shel Pesach
    Tuesday
    April 22
    22 Nissan
  • Yizkor Memorial Service
  • Late Afternoon Eat Special Meal, - Seudas Moshiach
  • Holiday ends after nightfall (8:24).
  • Avoid eating Chometz for approximately 1 hour after nightfall to be assured the Chometz was bought back by the Rabbi.
  • Isru Chag
    Wednesday
    April 23
    23 Nissan
  • We resume putting on Tefilin today for morning prayers.


  • * Notes:
    • The sunrise/sunset routines lack accuracy. If you enter geographic coordinates above the Arctic Circle or Antarctic Circle, the times are guaranteed to be wrong.

    • To show candle lighting time for a city other than Brooklyn, NY click here.

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