Passover is one of the Jewish religion's most special and widely celebrated holidays held every year in the spring. The yearly observance commemorates the story of the Israelites being freed from slavery in Egypt, and involves a traditional week-long celebration with Passover meals called seders. These meals require traditional Jewish food items and call for the substitution of matzo for bread, the addition of kosher foods, and the use of a seder plate, a special plate that displays the symbolic foods of the holiday. This year, Passover falls between the evening of April 22nd through the evening of April 30th. There are many ways that different families honor the week of Passover, and because of the diversity of those who do, there is room to choose how to celebrate.

What is Passover?

Matzo is one of the traditional foods of the holiday and can be served in many forms. Whether it's used in crackers, desserts, or soups, matzo is easy to find in grocery stores at this time of year. Matzo itself is a thin, crisp, unleavened bread that is eaten by the Jewish people during the time of Passover. You can also use ground matzo meal, which is a powder form, in cakes, soups, and more.

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Traditional Passover dishes require kosher food, or food that is prepared and deemed suitable by the Jewish faith. During the time of Passover, many companies will come out with a kosher version of their own products, such as Coca-Cola. Delicious options for the seder table are options like those below, which bear symbolic meaning as well.

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There are many more Passover recipe ideas available to ensure you and your family a wonderful week of celebration. Also, check out the video below for a great idea for a Passover meal involving baked flounder with a fresh lemon pepper: