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Passover Schedule

 
 Continuing the Tasks Introduction


Passover Calendar 5776 (2016)

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
Thursday
April 21
13 Nissan
  • Formal Search for Chametz (With candle and feather) After nightfall
  • Erev Pesach
    Friday
    April 22
    14 Nissan
  • Stop eating chametz before approximately 4 hours after sunrise (10:37).
  • Burn leftover chametz before approximately 5 hours after sunrise (11:45).
  • 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 Saturday night).
  • Light Yom Tov Candles -- 18 minutes before Sunset (7:25).
  • After lighting the candles, recite:
      Blessing for Shabbos & 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 Shabbos V'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 5776
    First day of Pesach
    Saturday
    April 23
    15 Nissan
  • Light Yom Tov Candles after nightfall, from a pre-existing flame (8:26), 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
    Sunday
    April 24
    16 Nissan
  • The First Days of Pesach end after Nightfall (8:27).
  • Chol HaMoed
    (Intermediate Days)
    First day of Chol Hamoed
    Monday
    April 25
    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
    Tuesday
    April 26
    18 Nissan
  • We do not put on Tefilin today.
  • Special additional prayer is said in the morning - Hallel, Musaf.
  • Third day of Chol Hamoed
    Wednesday
    April 27
    19 Nissan
  • We do not put on Tefilin today.
  • Special additional prayer is said in the morning - Hallel, Musaf.
  • Fourth day of Chol Hamoed
    Eve of the 7th day of Pesach
    Thursday
    April 28
    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 Friday night).
  • Eruv Tavshilin.
  • Light Yom Tov Candles -- 18 minutes before Sunset (7:31).
  • 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
    Friday
    April 29
    21 Nissan
  • Light Yom Tov Candles -- 18 minutes before Sunset (7:32), from a pre-existing flame.
  • After lighting the candles, recite:
      Blessing for Shabbos & 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 Shabbos V'Shel Yom Tov.
  • 8th day of Pesach
    Achron Shel Pesach
    Saturday
    April 30
    22 Nissan
  • Yizkor Memorial Service
  • Late Afternoon Eat Special Meal, - Seudas Moshiach
  • Holiday ends after nightfall (8:33).
  • Avoid eating Chometz for approximately 1 hour after nightfall to be assured the Chometz was bought back by the Rabbi.
  • Isru Chag
    Sunday
    May 1
    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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