Yud Aleph Nissan, the 11th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar (Hebrew: י"א ניסן) is the birthday of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902–1994), the leader of the Chabad dynasty of Hasidism, and is celebrated by his followers as a festival.
|Yud Aleph Nissan|
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
|Official name||Hebrew: י״א ניסן|
|Observed by||Chabad and USA|
|Significance||Birthday of the seventh Rebbe of Chabad Hasidism, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson|
|Celebrations||Parades and public gatherings|
|2018 date||Sunset, 26 March –|
nightfall, 27 March
|2019 date||Sunset, 15 April –|
nightfall, 16 April
|2020 date||Sunset, 4 April –|
nightfall, 5 April
|2021 date||Sunset, 23 March –|
nightfall, 24 March
The first public recognition of Rabbi Schneerson's birthday was by his personal envoy to Washington DC, Abraham Shemtov, who urged friendly congressmen to persuade Jimmy Carter to declare the day to be Education and Sharing Day in his honor, in 1978. The day has been declared Education and Sharing Day by all succeeding U.S. presidents.