Your guide to Passover traditions, history, recipes, and more!

Quick Facts

Hebrew Name: פֶּסַח (Pesach)

English Name: Passover

Jewish Calendar Dates (in the Diaspora): Nisan 15–22

Duration: 8 days (in the Diaspora), 7 days (in Israel)

Origin of Passover: Book of Exodus, chapter 12


Evening of
April 22, 2024

April 30, 2024

The Seder:
The Heart of Passover

The seder is a family holiday that holds appeal for young and old alike. Seder means “order,” a fitting term for the sensory-laden rituals that occur in a specific order.

Purpose and Origin

One of the most popular and meaningful Jewish holidays, Passover recalls our redemption from slavery in Egypt. Passover takes place during Nisan, the first day of which is one of the four traditional “New Years” on the Jewish calendar.


From our mother’s kitchens to yours, here are some of our favorite recipes for Passover.


Here’s a quick guide to some popular traditions. Don’t forget to save a seat for Elijah!


Want to follow along with the Passover synagogue readings? Here’s what we read.


Passover wouldn’t be complete without singing “Dayenu” and other favorite holiday tunes.

How To Celebrate An Interfaith Passover

Whether you’re continuing a tradition this year or starting a new one, we think there are rich opportunities that come alive when couples share the holidays together.
Jewish-Gentile Couples

Passover in the
New Testament

The New Testament gospels are accounts of Jesus’ life and teaching. They include descriptions of Jesus’ “Last Supper,” which was a Passover meal and which closely aligns with the traditional Passover celebration.

Last Supper line drawing

Four Tips for a Kid-Friendly Seder

Inviting children to the Seder table is more than a tradition; it’s an important part of passing down memory. Moses told the Israelites,

“When your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover, for he passed over the houses of the people of Israel in Egypt” (Exodus 12:27).