Pesach (Passover), 1st day ‑ Jewish
|Event Name||Pesach (Passover), 1st day - Jewish|
|Start Date||10th Apr 2017 6:00pm|
|End Date||18th Apr 2017 6:00am|
|Duration||7 days and 12 hours|
Passover or Pesach, is an important, biblically derived Jewish festival. The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in Egypt 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. According to standard biblical chronology, this event would have taken place at about 1300 BCE (AM 2450).
Passover is a spring festival which during the existence of the Jerusalem Temple was connected to the offering of the "first-fruits of the barley", barley being the first grain to ripen and to be harvested in the Land of Israel.