You've got the Matzah, Now What? All the Passover information you want to know
Passover 2011 begins April 18th and continues through April 26th.
The first two nights of Passover are celebrated with a Seder. We put out the seder plate, read the haggadah, which tells the story of the Jews exodus from Egpyt, and drink four glasses of wine. We also enjoy singing passover-themed songs, eating, reclining, and searching for the Afikomen.
For those of us who are more observant, Passover really begins a bit earlier. Since we are commanded to avoid eating leavened foods, the holiday begins with preparation: getting rid of your chametz, finding your Passover dishes in the attic, food shopping, and kashering your kitchen. And now we're ready for the holiday!
Throughout the seder and Passover, we reflect on the meaning of the holiday. We think about not only the Jewish people who were enslaved, but about people all around the world who are fighting for their freedom. It is also special to recognize beginnings on this holiday, most notably through the theme of Spring.
So now that you know, go ahead! Celebrate Passover your way this year in and around Boston. Check out these helpful links below: