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6 Facts About the Passover Holiday

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6 Facts About
the Passover Holiday.
This year’s Passover celebration
falls on March 27 and ends on April 4.
Whether you’re personally participating or not,
it’s important to understand this significant
Jewish holiday.
Here are six key facts to
help you out.
1. Why is Passover
celebrated?, To remember and celebrate the
biblical story of God freeing the
Jewish people from slavery
in Egypt.
2. When is Passover?, The Hebrew calendar doesn’t
match the Gregorian calendar,
so the date of Passover shifts
every year.
3. What is a Haggadah?, A Haggadah is a book used during
the seder to tell the story of Passover.
4. What is a seder?, The Hebrew word translates to “order”
and is a ritual that involves food, song,
storytelling and family.
5. What are traditional
Passover foods?, There are ceremonial foods
such as lamb shank, roasted egg,
celery and bitter greens.
6. What foods
cannot be eaten?, Foods made of fermented grains,
known as “chametz,” are not permitted
as well as foods not labeled "kosher."
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