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: Passover Seder Plate
The traditional Passover Seder Plate normally contains 6 to 7 symbolic foods of Passover. Each of the 6 or 7 foods on this special plate symbolizes an important element from the Israelites' journey to freedom from servitude in Egypt.
Answer: Barack Obama
In 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama hosted the White House Passover Seder, which went down history as the first Seder to be hosted in the White House and attended by a sitting US president. Obama held the Seder every Passover throughout the duration of his presidency (2009 to 2016).
In the past, Jews commemorated Passover by sacrificing a paschal lamb, roasting its flesh and proceeding to eat it.
Answer: Two times
Traditionally, everyone present during the Seder meal is required to wash his or her hands twice. The first washing of the hands takes place after the Kiddush. The second takes place just before the matzah is blessed.
Answer: Tears and pain of the Jewish slaves
The dipping of the parsley in salt water during the Seder meal symbolizes the tears and pains of the enslaved Jews in Egypt.
Answer: 15th day of Nisan
Passover always begins on the 15th day of Nisan. This is the Jewish year's first month.
At the beginning of the Seder, the youngest child or person present is customarily required to ask four important questions about the main traditions of the Passover.
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.
Passover is primarily celebrated by Jews around the globe. It is one of the most popular and widely celebrated of all Jewish holidays.
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").