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‘Passover’ 2019 Starts The Evening Of ‘Good Friday’ — ‘Gut Yontiff’.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, they do also have ‘Chag Sameach‘ — Happy Passover.

I think I prefer ‘Gut Yontiff’ — where the ‘Gut’ refers to good.

Whatever you are marking have a Good Day.


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There Really Is (Kosher) ‘Coca Cola’ For Passover. This NOT An April Fool’s Joke.

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They have YELLOW Caps.

I kid you not.


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All my decades of close association with those of the Judaic faith and I only learnt about Passover Coke today!

I had asked a somewhat of a recluse Jewish friend what is plans were for Passover. He said he planned to go out and get some Matza bread and SWEET Coca Cola. He doesn’t kid much so I knew that there had to be some basis to this comment. So, I Googled ‘Passover Coca Cola‘. BINGO.

He called it ‘SWEET’ because it, unlike regular Coca Cola, is made with REAL SUGAR. That is what makes it Kosher for Passover. No corn syrup! Normal Coke is sweetened with corn syrup. Corn does not meet the Passover prohibition on grain and leavened items.

Hence, the use of real sugar.

Brilliant.

I don’t think I have ever seen YELLOW CAP Coca Cola bottles in New Hampshire. But, I am going to go looking.


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Easter Friday & Passover 2019 Are AGAIN On The SAME DAY — This Time April 19.

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This happens more often than most people realize or appreciate, i.e., Good Friday and Passover falling on the SAME DAY.

It happened last year, i.e., 2018, and it was also the case in 2015 & 2011.

Having it happen in consecutive years is rare. So, rejoice and take note.

It will happen again in 3-years, i.e., 2022.

But note, we are talking about Friday — Good Friday — rather than Easter, which is on the Sunday.

Given that the two holidays are related it should not come as a great surprise that they do fall, close together.

For those that haven’t thought about it the Crucifixion happened just after Passover. Jesus had come to Jerusalem for Passover. The last supper is believed to have a Passover connection.

Hence the connection. In early Christianity Easter was celebrated at the same time as the Passover. So that they fall together, per a now very convoluted and artificial formula used by the Western Church, is to be expected.

Easter Sunday, per the ‘latest’ formula, can fall between March 22 (the day after the nominal ‘March 21’ Spring Equinox) and April 25.

Last year Easter was quite early. This year it is quite late.

However, Easter Sunday can NEVER COINCIDE with the Passover! The formula used to calculate Easter has this built-in.

So, it is always GOOD FRIDAY that can coincide with Passover — and never Easter per se.

Just thought you might find this interesting.


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Last Time Passover, Rather Than Easter, Fell On ‘April 1’.

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Easter, this year (i.e., 2018), falls on Sunday, April 1. That is perfectly fine in that it is well within the March 22 to April 25 window for Easter.

The only this that is STRANGE, very strange, is that Easter has not fallen on April 1 in 62-years! Last time was in 1956. That is the LARGEST gap between Easter falling on the same day, in this case, April 1.

So, I was curious as to see when Passover has begun on April 1. The window for Passover is March 21 to April 20. So, again, April 1 is very much within the range. As you can see from the graphic the last time was in 1988 and before that 1950. That was a 38-year gap. The 2026 also happens after a 38-year gap. Neato.


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Easter Friday & Passover 2018 Are On The SAME DAY — March 30.

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This happens more often that you probably realized, i.e., Good Friday and Passover falling on the SAME DAY.

It happened in 2015 & 2011 and it will happen again next year. Having it happen in consecutive years is rare, and I will tackle that next year. {Smile}

Given that the two holidays are related it should not come as a great surprise that they do fall, close together.

For those that haven’t thought about it the Crucifixion happened just after Passover. Jesus had come to Jerusalem for Passover. The last supper is believed to have a Passover connection.

Hence the connection. In early Christianity Easter was celebrated at the same time as the Passover. So that they fall together, per a now very convoluted and artificial formula used by the Western Church, is to be expected.

Easter Sunday, per the ‘latest’ formula, can fall between March 22 (the day after the nominal ‘March 21’ Spring Equinox) and April 25.

However, Easter Sunday can NEVER COINCIDE with the Passover! The formula used to calculate Easter has this built-in.

So, it is always GOOD FRIDAY that can coincide with Passover — and never Easter per se.

Just thought you might find this interesting.


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‘B&H’ Photo — A Major Camera Outlet — Closed For 9-Days, Straight, For 2017 Passover.

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Of course it is their prerogative and you have to admire them for their commitment and steadfastness.

I kind of got used to ‘BuyDig‘ (a.k.a. ‘Beach Camera‘) closing for Jewish holidays when I used to buy cameras from them. But, I don’t remember them ever closing for that long.

No big deal. I do not recall buying anything major from ‘B&H’ though I used to enjoy getting their thick, and jam-packed printed catalogue.

This is just a heads up.


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2017 Jewish Passover Just 4-Days Ahead Of April 14, Good Friday — cf. Last Year’s 28-Day Gap.

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Chart of the gap between Passover & Good Friday
1990 – 2025

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Given that the original ‘Friday’, the basis for Good Friday, occurred on or around the Jewish Passover it should not come as much of a surprise that Passover and Good Friday can occur close together — sometimes even on the SAME DAY as was the case in 2015 & 2012 and WILL BE the case, two-years running, 2018 & 2019.

But given that Easter is your classic ‘movable Feast’, based on both a Full Moon and the Spring Equinox, there can also be large gaps, as much as 28-days as was the case last year, i.e., 2016.

But this year they are just 4 days apart.

Passover: Monday, April 10, 2017.

Good Friday: Friday, April 14, 2017.

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 16, 2017.


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