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!
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: 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: 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: 15th day of Nisan
Passover always begins on the 15th day of Nisan. This is the Jewish year's first month.
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.
Answer: Good Friday
Good Friday is believed to have some roots in Passover. Interestingly enough, Good Friday and Passover usually coincide.
The lettuce on the Seder plate is a reminder of the bitter suffering the Israelites went through while in Egypt.
An empty chair is often left at the Passover Seder table for Prophet Elijah. This empty seat is traditionally at the head of the table. In addition to this seat, a cup of wine is placed untouched at the table for Elijah. Based on the teachings of Judaism, it is believed that someday, Prophet Elijah will take his sit on that empty chair and announce the arrival of King Messiah (also known as Moshiach in Hebrew).
Answer: The arrival of the Israelites to the Red Sea
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.
Passover is primarily celebrated by Jews around the globe. It is one of the most popular and widely celebrated of all Jewish holidays.