Passover 2024

Passover is a major Jewish holiday, also known as Pesach, from the Hebrew for “pass over” (meaning “to skip” or “to leave out”). Because it is determined by the lunar calendar, the week-long celebration takes place on different dates of the more commonly used solar calendar every year, beginning and … »
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Eid al-Fitr 2024

With the end of Ramadan comes Eid al-Fitr, which this year begins the evening of Tuesday, April 9 and continues for three days of celebration and prayer. (Both holidays are determined by the lunar calendar, so they take place on a different date on the commonly used solar calendar every … »
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Tax Day 2024

We’re reaching the home stretch of the 2024 tax season: Tax Day, the day by which all United States taxpayers must either have their state and federal income tax return filed or have applied for an extension, marks its annual deadline on April 15.As a J-1 exchange visitor to the … »
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Solar Eclipse 2024

A solar eclipse is a rare celestial event in which the moon passes in front of the sun, partially or totally blocking it from our view here on Earth. On Monday, April 8, New York will be one of the few states in the path of totality of the solar … »
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