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When is Passover in 2014 / Pesach in 2014 ?

Passover in 2014 or Pesach in 2014 will commence either just after sunset or just after nightfall on Monday, April 14, 2014, depending on the authoritative rabbinical opinion one follows. Nightfall is defined in Jewish law as being "the end of sunset", and occurs anytime from 20 minutes to 1 hour after sunset, depending on one's geographic latitude and where one is located. For Jews who celebrate Passover for 7 days (most Reform Jews, most Reconstructionist Jews, some Conservative Jews, and Jews living in Israel), Passover in 2014 will end either at sunset or at nightfall on Monday, April 21, 2014. For Jews who celebrate Passover for 8 days (some Reform Jews, some Reconstructionist Jews, most Conservative Jews, and Jews living outside Israel), Passover in 2014 will end either at sunset or nightfall on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (Jews who live outside Israel are known as Diaspora Jews, where the word "diaspora" is derived from Greek and means either "dispersion" or "scattering". In Hebrew, the equivalent words are "Tefutzah", meaning "scattered", or "Galut", meaning "exile". Diaspora, Tefutzah, and Galut all refer to the Jewish people being dispersed among all the other nations outside of Israel). The exact time for when Passover in 2014 will begin either just after sunset or just after nightfall or anywhere from 15 minutes to a half-hour before sunset on April 14, 2014 depends on the geographic latitude and location of a person in the world. Similarly, the exact time for when Passover in 2014 ends also depends on the geographic latitude and location of a person in the world.

Passover 2014 - Pesach 2014 : Exact Starting Time

For those living where we are located - in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Passover / Pesach in 2014 will commence at exactly 7:39:15 P.M. on Monday, April 14, 2014 (Sunset), and end at nightfall where nightfall is defined in Judaism according to the following two authoritative rabbinical opinions: either when 3 medium-sized stars appear first appear in the sky, or at 72 minutes after sunset. The first opinion occurs at exactly 8:37:17 P.M. (Nightfall = When 3 medium-sized stars first appear in the sky) and the second opinion occurs at 9:01:34 P.M. (Nightfall = 72 Minutes after sunset) on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (Source: MyZmanim.com).

Regarding when Passover in 2014 begins, although sunset or sundown ("shkiah ha'chama" in Hebrew) at sea level occurs at exactly 7:39:15 P.M. for Montreal (Source: MyZmanim.com), there is a custom among the majority of Jewish people to "extend" the "holiness" time of a Jewish festival or Jewish holiday by beginning a Jewish festival or Jewish holiday at least 18 minutes before sunset or sundown. This extended time can range from 15 minutes to a half-hour before sunset depending on one's custom but, as mentioned, the majority of Jewish people follow the custom to begin a festival or holiday at 18 minutes before sunset or sundown. Also, as just mentioned, the exact time for the beginning and ending of Passover varies with where one is located in the world; specifically, one's geographic latitude and where one is located.

Passover 2014 - Pesach 2014 Countdown Clock Explanation

The Passover / Pesach 2014 Countdown Clock displays how much time there is left until the date and exact time when Passover begins for Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In the Hebrew/Jewish calendar, Passover always begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan, which is the first month in the Hebrew/Jewish calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, the Passover 2014 festival officially begins either just after sunset or just after nightfall or anywhere from 15 minutes to a half-hour before sunset depending on one’s custom on Monday, April 14, 2014.

In 2013, Passover / Pesach officially began either just after sunset or just after nightfall on Monday, March 25, 2013. For Montréal, Québec, Canada, Passover in 2013 officially began at exactly 7:13:41 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 2013 (Sunset).

As mentioned, while Passover / Pesach in 2014 officially begins either just after sunset or just after nightfall on Monday, April 14, 2014 for all Jews worldwide, the official/exact start time on the date of Passover will vary depending on where one is located in the world; specifically, one's geographic latitude and one's location. Chabad has an excellent online calculator that tells you all the times for doing Passover-related rituals for many cities throughout the world as well as when Passover in 2014 begins for those cities. There is even an option to adjust one's time to DST (Daylight Savings Time), if needed. Click here to calculate the zmanim (meaning "the times" in Hebrew, alternate spelling: "zemanim") to conduct Passover rituals and find out when Passover begins in 2014 for your city! If your city or town is not among those listed, you can get more specific with latitudes and longitudes of your exact location to determine the times for doing Passover rituals in 2014 and when Passover begins in 2014 for where you are located. Click here to discover the exact times for Passover rituals in 2014 and when Passover starts in 2014 where you are! For all Chabad links on this page, a smaller browser window will open.

For candle-lighting times for Shabbat and the Jewish festivals/holidays, Chabad has a calculator for that as well. Just click here. At the aforementioned link, I have preset the date to the start date for Passover in 2014 which is either just after sunset or just after nightfall on Monday, April 14, 2014. The same time and location options exist for the candle-lighting calculator as for the zemanim calculator.

To see future dates for Passover, you can check out our Passover Date page.


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