Passover is a special time in every Jewish household. It is the time of year when loved ones gather around the table to join in a Seder meal that is full of rituals, prayers and delicious Passover food.
Commemorating the story of Exodus, the holiday lasts a week, as a way for the Jewish people to honor and revere their ancestors, which they do by adhering to strict dietary restrictions as sign of sacrifice.
Keeping kosher for Passover means you are not allowed to eat leavened and fermented grain products. Thus, staple foods such as bread, pasta, crackers, and pastries are a no-go for seven days. Other grains, such as rice, corn, and millet are known as kitniyot
and are similarly not kosher for Passover.
Luckily, there are plenty of kosher wines
and even a few decadent desserts
that are OK to eat during this time. With wine and ice cream, who needs leavened bread to have a good time?
Though full of ritualistic tradition, Passover changes every year. The Jewish calendar follows the lunar cycle based on the waxing and waning of the moon. Thus, as the lunar cycles change, so does the Jewish calendar. And on our Roman calendar, that means the date for Passover changes every year, raising the question: when is Passover 2017?
Wonder no more! Passover begins on the evening of Monday, April 10, and ends on the evening of Tuesday, April 18.
Now that you know when Passover is, it’s time to get ready. To help you prepare for this holiday, we can help you do everything from building a traditional Seder plate
to set a stunning Passover table
. If you’re looking to mix things up this year, we also have you covered with slow cooker Passover recipes
and reinvented Passover dishes
that look nothing like your grandma’s.
Of course, we’re also here to help you keep things kosher with delicious matzo recipes
and kid-friendly treats
. And seriously, don’t forget the Kosher wine
From Passover menus and party ideas to the best Passover dinner and Seder recipes, we’ve got you covered. Find all this and more on The Daily Meal’s Passover Recipes & Menus Page