The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated this year from sundown on Saturday night, March 27 until after nightfall on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Passover commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and will be celebrated with festive “Seder” dinners on March 27 and 28, 2021. Other holiday observances include restricting the consumption of leavened products such as bread and pasta, instead eating unleavened matzo.
The Passover Seder is a feast that includes reading, drinking wine, telling stories, eating special foods, singing, and other Passover traditions. The central observance of Passover—eating matzo, the unleavened bread—will take center stage at the Seder, with handmade round shmurah matzo, “The Rolls-Royce of matzo,” available to all.
This year’s observance, with the holiday beginning on Saturday evening, is a relatively rare occurrence on the Jewish calendar, bringing with it unique rituals and prayers. The next time the holiday will be on Saturday evening is in 2025, followed by 2045 the time after that.
If you are spending Passover at uni, you can order your free Passover Seder to-go Kit here.