About this Event
Begins at sundown (Jewish)
Holiday with significant work restriction
Pesach is a weeklong observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II (one of three pilgrimage festivals).
General practices: family gatherings, ritualized meals called Seders, reading of the Haggadah, lighting of Yahrzeit memorial candle at sundown on the last night of Passover
Date details: begins at sundown
Recommended accommodations: Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events and activities on the first two and last two days of the holiday. Provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply. The use of leavening is prohibited, so, for example, matzah is eaten in place of bread).
For more information, visit http://diversity.missouri.edu/get-involved/religion/holidays.php.
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