You don't need to be Jewish to know about the Passover. Or is it a Muslim festivity also? Just like Christmas day is nowadays recognized internationally and basic facts about it are known by almost everyone, so it is that you probably know more about the Passover than you think you do. Or do you? Take our fun and informative trivia questions test about it and find out what you know and what you may be missing!
Answer: Good Friday
Good Friday is believed to have some roots in Passover. Interestingly enough, Good Friday and Passover usually coincide.
In the Passover story, Moses is regarded as the most important figure simply because he was the one responsible for leading the enslaved Jews in Egypt to freedom in Canaan (also known as the "Promised Land").
In the olden days, only a free person had the privilege to recline during meals. The servants and slaves, on the other hand, would often stand. Owing to this, the reclining position Jews assume at the Seder table is in celebration of the fact that they are free and no longer slaves.
Matzah is the name of the unleavened bread Jews eat during Passover. This symbolizes the fact that during the Israelites' escape from Egypt to the Promised Land, they left so quickly that they didn't have sufficient time to wait for their dough to rise.
Passover is primarily celebrated by Jews around the globe. It is one of the most popular and widely celebrated of all Jewish holidays.
Answer: The exodus/freedom of Jews from slavery in Egypt.
Passover commemorates how Moses safely and successfully led the Jews out of Egypt, where they had spent centuries living in slavery under various Egyptian Pharaohs.
Answer: Leavened foods
Leavened foods, also known as chametz, are strictly forbidden during Passover. Chametz is any food made with leaven/yeast/baking powder. Good examples of chametz include the likes of cake, pizza, ordinary bread (containing yeast) and cereal. The reason leaven foods are forbidden is because when the Jews were escaping from Egypt, they were in such a haste that they had very little time to allow the dough of their bread to rise.
One of the most important parts of the tradition of Passover is to thoroughly clean one's house to the point where every crumb of chametz is totally gotten rid of. And what's chametz? It is any leavened food.
Kiddush means "sanctification" in the English language.
The date of the celebration of this very important Jewish festival isn't the same every year. Why? Simply because its date depends on the moon's multiple phases.