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: 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.
Kiddush means "sanctification" in the English language.
Passover is usually celebrated in March or April, which is around the same time Christians also celebrate Easter.
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.
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: Grape juice
It's customary for everyone present at the Seder to drink wine. However, those who can't consume wine can replace it with grape juice.
The lettuce on the Seder plate is a reminder of the bitter suffering the Israelites went through while in Egypt.
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.
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 a 2010 Jewish Food Festival held in Tucson, Arizona, history was made when the largest matzah ball in the world was created. The gargantuan matzah ball, which was made with over a thousand eggs, reportedly weighed about 488 pounds.