Rabbis of the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem announced today that the Passover celebration has been cancelled this year.
"After studying the laws for the blessing of the sun which occurs this year on its 28 year cycle," said Rabbi Steinsaltz, the head of the synod, "we realized that Pesach too should actually be celebrated once in 28 years."
Women were seen dancing in the streets of Jerusalem. Wine and matzo merchants congregated for an emergency protest at the Sanhedrin office.
The next celebration of the holiday will take place in 5796.