Pesach 2016 / פֶּסַח 5776

Pesach (Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread) for Hebrew Year 5776 began in the Diaspora on and ended on .

Passover (Hebrew: פֶּסַח Pesach) commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.

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Dates for Pesach

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Dates
Pesach 2013 15-22 Nisan 5773
Pesach 2014 15-22 Nisan 5774
Pesach 2015 15-22 Nisan 5775
Pesach 2016 15-22 Nisan 5776
Pesach 2017 15-22 Nisan 5777
Pesach 2018 15-22 Nisan 5778
Pesach 2019 15-22 Nisan 5779
Pesach 2020 15-22 Nisan 5780
Pesach 2021 15-22 Nisan 5781
Pesach 2022 15-22 Nisan 5782

Tanakh

Pesach I (on Shabbat) / פֶּסַח יוֹם א׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת)

Torah Portion: Exodus 12:21-12:51; Numbers 28:16-28:25

Haftarah: Joshua 5:2 - 6:1

Pesach II / פֶּסַח יוֹם ב׳

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26-23:44; Numbers 28:16-28:25

Haftarah: II Kings 23:1 - 23:9; 23:21 - 23:25

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 1 / פֶּסַח חוֹל הַמוֹעֵד יוֹם א׳

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:1-13:16

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 2 / פֶּסַח חוֹל הַמוֹעֵד יוֹם ב׳

Torah Portion: Exodus 22:24-23:19

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 3 / פֶּסַח חוֹל הַמוֹעֵד יוֹם ג׳

Torah Portion: Exodus 34:1-34:26

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 4 / פֶּסַח חוֹל הַמוֹעֵד יוֹם ד׳

Torah Portion: Numbers 9:1-28:25

Pesach VII / פֶּסַח יוֹם ז׳

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:17-15:26; Numbers 28:19-28:25

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51

Pesach VIII (on Shabbat) / פֶּסַח יוֹם ח׳

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17; Numbers 28:19-28:25

Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Passover" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
Books (paid links)