Holy Trifecta

This is a truly unique weekend, as Easter, Passover, and Ramadan are all being celebrated at the same time by millions globally.

These Muslim, Jewish, and Christian religious observances are overlapping. The month-long fast of Ramadan began on April 2, Passover started on the evening of April 15, and Easter Sunday – the end of Holy Week – falls on either April 17, for Western Christendom, or April 24, for Eastern Orthodoxy. This infrequent “convergence” has sparked some casual public notice, but more can be said about why it doesn’t happen more often and what it might suggest about the intricate connections between the Abrahamic religions.

From matzah to ham to dates, this weekend will showcase a variety of different foods as people across the world celebrate holidays of the main Abrahamic religions.  

Jewish Passover started at sundown Friday. Two days later, Christians are celebrating Easter Sunday. Both major holidays occur during Islam's Holy Month of Ramadan, which began in April. Each celebration carries its own history, traditions, and cuisine. 

Easter, also called Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.

Passover, also called Pesach, is a major Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, which occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month of Aviv, or spring. 

Passover, also called Pesach, is a major Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, which occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month of Aviv, or spring. 

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