Holiday: ‘Passover’

English lesson - Passover

‘Passover’  /ˈpɑːsˌəʊvə/

Passover lasts for one week in spring. It is also called Pesach.

Passover is an important Jewish holiday. It is a time to remember their ancestors who were slaves in Egypt and how Moses set them free. Passover is very old and has many traditions.

Passover begins with a special meal called seder (say-der or /ˈseɪ dər/), which has very specific food and drink, like bitter herbs, salt water, and flat bread called matzah.

Exodus, the story of Moses, is retold each year so that they will never forget. This is in addition to prayers, songs, and other worship.