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!
More information: The Jewish text of Haggadah is always recited by the gathering at the Passover Seder. The Haggadah, which translates to "telling" in the Hebrew language, recounts the tale of the Israelites journey to freedom from slavery in Egypt.
More information: 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.
Answer: The exodus/freedom of Jews from slavery in Egypt.
More information: 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.
More information: 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.
More information: The Jewish holiday of Passover can also be referred to as Pesach in the Hebrew language. This is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar.
More information: 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.
More information: 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.
Answer: Two times
More information: 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: The arrival of the Israelites to the Red Sea
More information: The last day of the Passover celebrates the arrival of the Israelites (who had successfully escaped slavery in Egypt) to the Red Sea. It's noteworthy to mention that upon getting to the Red Sea, Moses miraculously parted it for the Israelites to get across. During the last day of Passover, women and girls customarily light candles in commemoration of that great event.
Answer: Leavened foods
More information: 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.