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First Day of Pesah and Therav_da New Year and Maundy (Holy) Thursday (W)

Thursday, April 6, 2023 (all day)

(Until April 12 for Reform Jews; Until April 13 for Orthodox and Conservative Jews) Pesa_ commemorates the departure of the Israelites from Egypt. It is the first of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Shavuot and Sukkot). The evenings of the first and second days begin with Seders (festive meals and the telling of the Passover story). In Israel and among Reform Jews, Pesa_ is celebrated for seven days: eve + the first day + the seventh (last) day are non-working. For Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside Israel, Pesa_ is celebrated for eight days: eve + first and second days + seventh (second last) and eighth (last) days are non-working. Religious accommodation may be required for this observance/holy day. Suspension of work/classes may be requested by observant. -----

New Year festival for Therav_da Buddhists, celebrated for three days from the first full moon day in April. -----

Celebrates the institution of the Lord's Supper by Jesus. Religious accommodation for special worship may be required for this observance/holy day.

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