Passover & Easter Holidays


This year, the Jewish holiday Passover (also called Pesach or חַג הַפֶּסַח), lasts from April 5 to April 13. Celebrating the escape of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, Passover brings in the start of Spring with Matzah, songs, and family. The stories and traditions of Passover acknowledge the liberation and freedom of the Jewish people.

For more information about Passover, visit

Coinciding with Passover, the Christian Holiday of Easter ( also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday) on April 9 is a spring festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The gifting and decorating of eggs now associated with Easter has been a springtime tradition throughout written human history. Early Christians in Mesopotamia dyed eggs in the period after Easter, a practice that was adopted and spread, as eggs represent new life and rebirth. In the UK, Pace Eggs are rolled down hills in childrens’ races.

Learn more about the history of Easter at

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The SJSU IT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Norma Brown

Ryan Campbell

Tino Cruz

Kara Li

Bob Lim

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