How To Wish Someone A Happy Passover

How To Wish Someone A Happy Passover

Before moving forward regarding the proper way of greetings, one has to know about the Passover programs and what all you should be aware of. Passover is a Jewish holiday that is known all around the globe as a celebration that represents how the Israelites fought their way from slavery in Egypt. The celebration goes on to be the part for the next 7 to 8 days based on the location you are from. In the first two nights of the celebration, the event of Passover is to go through as per the home ritual known as the Passover seder.

  • What is Passover Seder?

The seder here stands for “order” in Hebrew is the thing that is celebrated around the dinner table along with friends and family.

Here during the dinner, a story is recited every year, the story is of Passover—the story of Exodus who hailed from the Old Testament and the blessings is laid down over food and wine, discussion and explanations regarding the Passover symbols, how they fight and struggle went for the freedom, and the social justice, along with traditional songs and mouth-watering dishes. All of these rituals are performed in an order prescribed by a Passover-specific book known as a Haggadah (which means “telling” in Hebrew).

  • When is Passover?

The dates of the Passover see a change with each year and this is because as per the Hebrew calendar it does not often come in alignment with the Gregorian calendar. The holiday generally takes place in early spring; on the Hebrew calendar, it takes place during the first month of the year, Nissan, as prescribed by the book of Exodus.


The year 2018 saw Passover taking place from sundown on Friday, March 30 to sundown on Saturday, April 7. In 2019, it was from sundown on April 19 to sundown on April 27, and it will be from the nightfall of April 8 to the nightfall of April 16 in the year 2020. The festival is also going with the term Pesach and it carries a unique significance here in this date as per the Jewish calendar, recalling the story of the Exodus and how Moses fought through in pushing Egypt backward in the slavery against Israelites.

In the U.S., there are sometimes conflict and disrespectful moments if you are not wishing or properly greeting a holiday. Passover, an eight-day kosher summer vacation 2021, starts in 2020 at sundown on April 8 and ends at sundown on April 16. If you are also seeing yourself in the confusion regarding the proper wishing method and style to your loved ones, friends, colleagues or simply an online wish then don’t worry we have you covered!


Let’s know what you should know about the wishes and greetings regarding the Passover program 2021:

  • What is the proper Passover greeting?

Although there are various methods you can pass the Passover greetings based on which part of the world you are from or what language you speak and it doesn’t affect things much. If you are an English speaker then a simple “happy Passover” can also be suitable for the greeting. To all those individuals who prepare their home kosher for this special day by getting rid of chametz, or grains with leavening agents, and removing all those stuff much in advance of the holiday), you can wish someone a “kosher and joyous Passover,”. 


There’s another way you can go and it is “Chag sameach,” which roughly translates to “happy festival.” To make this Passover greeting specific, you can throw the word “Pesach” in the mid part of the same phrase — “Chag Pesach samech.”


Here you need to know that the “ch” in these words such as Pesach, chag, sameach, vesame’ach does not give you the same pronunciation as “Chapstick”. Instead, it comes with the pronunciation of “bach” for more reference you can look at various online videos where a thorough explanation is provided regarding the work Chanukah (another Jewish holiday).


Yiddish is another widely spread and popular Jewish language outside the region of Hebrew that was spoken by Ashkenazi (or eastern European) Jews. (Other sects of Judaism do show different dialects). The language is a German dialect that incorporates Hebrew words and is written with the Hebrew alphabet.