Sunset of March 27 – Nightfall of April 4
From Reveler Rowyn Peel
March 27, 2021
Pesach, or Passover, is one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar. It celebrates the exodus from enslavement in Egypt. We honor the suffering and strength of our ancestors through symbolic foods and by retelling the story to the next generation. Food is a big part of the holiday for many folks, especially since we are prohibited from eating chametz, leavened bread, and instead must only eat matzah. Many other traditions, especially songs, have developed over the generations, but the most important part of the seder, the order of rituals, is the story itself. The story teaches us that we were once slaves, and we must fight for justice and freedom, until no one is enslaved.
Chag Sameach! (Happy Holiday!)
Take Part in This Holiday:
To learn how to make gefilte fish, a common Passover food, watch this video from Reveler Cecily Pilzer:
More Ways to Celebrate:
- To learn more about the symbolic foods on the seder plate, download this coloring sheet from Reveler Erin Sutherland.
- Read a short, kid-friendly version of the Passover story here, and…
- …check out this suggested reading list from Cecily for even more to read!
See the holidays we’re marking in the “Revels Book of Days” — part of our Spring “Season of Reveling”!
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