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chat?: Clearing up the Pesahh (Passover) Calendar Dates...

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, April 24, 2000, 17:43
Okay, just clearing it up once and for all :-)
Pesahh is a full-length (7 days in Israel, 8 in the Diaspora) holiday.
It can be split up into 3 parts:
"The First Day(s)" (a.k.a. "The Seder Night(s)")
"The Last Day(s)"

Pesahh, in its native Hebrew Calendar, lasts from the 15th through the
21st/22nd of Nisan.
The First and Last Day(s), one each in Israel and two each in the
Diaspora, are full Holidays, with Halakhicly/Traditionally the associated
Sabbath-like "creative labor" prohibitions.
The middle days, Hhol-haMo`eid (literally "the Secular [Days] of the
Festival"), are pretty much just like normal non-holiday days, except for
some changes in the prayers.  Since Hhol-haMo`eid is "everything which is
not already taken", there are different numbers of middle days in Israel
and in the Diaspora.
Israel:  F H H H H H L
Diaspora:  F F H H H H L L

Remember, though, that Jewish dates go from sunset to sunset, and not
from midnight to midnight like Gregorian dates, or from sunrise to
sunrise like Rokbeigalmki dates.
So, in relation to the Gregorian (or "English" as it's known over here)
Calendar, Israeli Passover lasts from the night of the 19th until the
night of the 26th of April, and Diasporan Passover lasts until the night
of the 27th of April.

-Stephen (Steg)
 "sleep, like a fog, blew over him."  ~  _gilgamesh_