Well, we are five days in at this point, but there are still three to go before our Jewish holiday is over! I think Passover is one of my most favorite holidays, because the huge dinner (called Seder) Friday and then again Saturday evening is literally heaven-- so much food! And for most people it is a time to unite with family and friends too.
Incase you don't know the first thing about Passover aside from the word, I will tell you little bit about it! Passover is a holiday typically celebrated sometime in April. The date is all dependent on the Hebrew calendar, though, so every year it is slightly different.
Passover lasts for eight days and celebrates the emancipation of the slaves in Israel. We eat matzah to help us understand what our ancestors were forced to consume when they fled Jerusalem so quickly that their bread didn't have time to rise. Therefore, on Passover, we cannot eat anything that rises ("chametz" in Hebrew), such as wheat, barley, oats, spelt and rye.
Yep, this means no crackers, cake, cookies, bread, cereal, oatmeal, bagels, muffins, doughnuts, to name a few. In the grand scheme of things, Passover is not a difficult holiday. Now-a-days, there are so many non-Passover versions of foods like Passover-safe noodles, cake and pancake mix, etc.
But the main staple in our 8-day diet is matzah which is a thin cracker that you can basically put any topping on that may go on a bagel or bread. I love putting Nutella and peanut butter on mine while my boyfriend loves doing cream cheese and jelly and my mom enjoys hummus. The famous concoction is matzah pizza. It's a great and quick dinner alternative to that favorite American classic.
I hope all of you had a great Passover or Easter holiday!
Thanks for reading :).