There are multiple terms in the Hebrew language to distinguish between holidays – Festival Days refer to the six Biblically-mandated festival dates, while High Holy Days refer to Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah, and the Three Pilgrimage Festivals commemorate historical Jewish migrations. Check out which Jewish holiday is coming up, or rapidly approaching, with this religious calendar of Jewish holidays and festivals.
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Holy Week takes on special significance this year with the appearance of both Passover and Easter. The Jewish holiday commemorates the Biblical story of Exodus — where God freed the Israelites from Egypt. Passover, celebrated for eight days, begins with an evening Seder — a traditional dinner with very specific foods and wine. This meal includes readings from the "Haggadah," which tells the holiday's story. Themes include family, Jewish history, social justice, and freedom. Passover aligns with the Hebrew calendar; thus, the date changes every year. It traditionally begins after sundown on the evening of the full moon (or the 14th day) of the month of Nisan, in 2020 it falls on [holiday_start_date id="21846"]. Read on for recipe ideas as well as the Seder's traditional "4 Questions."