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NISAN (NIH-suhn)

1st month of the Jewish calendar

Common clues: Month after Adar; Passover month; Seder month; Jewish month; Seventh Jewish month

Crossword puzzle frequency: once a year

News: Moscow Yeshiva prepares for 11 Nisan

Nisan (or Nissan) is the first month of the ecclesiastical year and the seventh month (eighth, in leap year) of the civil year on the Hebrew calendar. The name of the month is Babylonian; in the Torah it is called the month of the Aviv, referring to a stage in the ripening of barley which occurs during the month. It is a spring month of 30 days. Nisan usually falls in March–April on the Gregorian calendar. In the Book of Esther in the Tanakh it is referred to as Nisan.

Holidays and observances in Nisan

14 Nisan - Fast of the Firstborn - on 12 Nisan when the 14th falls on Shabbat

15-21 Nisan - Passover - also the 22 Nisan outside of Israel.

27 Nisan - Yom HaShoah - on 26 Nisan or 28 Nisan when the 27th falls on Friday or Sunday respectively, interfering with Shabbat.

Flags at half mast at sundown on Yom HaShoah

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