The following is a collection of holidays, commemorations, observations and celebrations for the Jewish community during Saturday, 2016-04-23. For more information on the equivalence of dates in the Hebrew calendar and other calendars, please see Hebrew Calendar 5776.
Passover, also called Pesach, is celebrated on the 15th of Nissan in the Hebrew calendar. This is an important Biblically-derived Jewish festival. The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation over 3,300 years ago by God from slavery in ancient Egypt that was ruled by the Pharaohs, and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.