The Jewish Calendar that dates from the time of Hillel II (359 CE, AM4119) is the official calendar of the State of Israel. It is used to determine the dates for Passover provided here. It is a lunisolar calendar based on computations rather than visual observations (visual observations of the young crescent Moon were used in ancient times). Passover begins on the same liturgical date, Nisan 15, each year. The dates for Passover for the years 2000-2029 using the civil calendar (CE=Common Era, or Gregorian) are:
|Year CE||Passover||Year CE||Passover||Year CE||Passover|
|2000||April 20||2010||March 30||2020||April 9|
|2001||April 8||2011||April 19||2021||March 28|
|2002||March 28||2012||April 7||2022||April 16|
|2003||April 17||2013||March 26||2023||April 6|
|2004||April 6||2014||April 15||2024||April 23|
|2005||April 24||2015||April 4||2025||April 13|
|2006||April 13||2016||April 23||2026||April 2|
|2007||April 3||2017||April 11||2027||April 22|
|2008||April 20||2018||March 31||2028||April 11|
|2009||April 9||2019||April 20||2029||March 31|
The holiday begins at 6 p.m. (or sunset) on the previous day.
For further information see Richards, E.G. 2012, "Calendars," in Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac, 3rd edition, S.E Urban and P.K. Seidelmann eds., (Mill Valley, CA: University Science Books), Chapter 15, pp. 585-624. An older description is also available in Doggett, L.E. 1992, "Calendars" in Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac, 2rd edition, P.K. Seidelmann ed., (Mill Valley, CA: University Science Books), Chapter 12, pp. 585-624. The latter reference is available at the New Mexico University Astronomy Dept. Most books on calendars describe the details of the Jewish Calendar.