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
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: Passover Seder
More information: The Passover Seder is the Jewish ritual dinner that is enjoyed on either the first night or the first and second nights of Passover. In Israel, the Seder is held only on the first night of Passover.
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: 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: 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: 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: Seven or Eight days
More information: Passover is often celebrated for seven or eight days. However, most Jews around the world observe it for eight days.
More information: 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").
Answer: 14th day of Iyar
More information: The Second Paassover (also called "Pesach Sheni") is observed on the 14th day of the Hebrew Calendar month of Iyar. Pesach Sheni was created for those who (for some reason) didn't have the opportunity to observe the first Passover.
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.