Matzah and a traditional glass of wine on Passover holiday night.

Passover Fun Facts

Have you ever relished the traditional food served during the Passover holiday?

Different foods are eaten during the week-long Passover holiday such as Charoset, Matzah Brei, Gefilte fish, and 'Kafteikas di prasa'. Read on for some interesting facts about this holiday.

Passover Fun Facts

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In Israel, Passover is celebrated for 7 days. However, there is an 8-day celebration by the more traditional Jews. The holiday is also called Pesach in Hebrew.
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The Hebrew Bible contains the reference of the story related to the Passover holiday. Passover Seder is said to have been served during the Last Supper.
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Moses is said to have led the Jewish slaves in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land, also known as Canaan. He is therefore regarded as the most important figure in Passover.
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Ceremonial hand washing is performed after the blessing over the wine and right before saying the blessing over the matzah. That makes it 2 times during the Seder evening.
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The Passover holiday is also known as Pesach. In Israel, Passover is celebrated for 7 days. However, there is an 8-day celebration by the more traditional Jews.
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The country that serves as a host to the world’s largest Passover Seder is Nepal. The world's largest matzah ball was created in 2010 in Nepal.
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It is believed that Moses parted the Red Sea for the Israelites to cross over. In remembrance of this great event, candles are lit on the last day of the Passover festival.
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A special prayer is said on the first day of the Passover holiday. It is the prayer for dew where people pray for dew to fall in the summer months.
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Tefillah Tal is a special prayer is said on the first day of the Passover festival. It is the prayer for dew ('Tal' in Hebrew).
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The karpas is one of the six foods on a Seder plate. They are dipped in salt water which is said to represent the tears of the Israelite slaves.

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