This year Passover begins at sunset on March 29th and ends at nightfall on April 5, 2010. Passover is the Jewish holiday commemorating the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. Passover, in Hebrew "Pesah" meaning passing over, is derived from instructions given to Moses by God, "And the blood (when placed on the door post) shall be for you for a sign on the houses where you are, and I shall see the blood and I shall pass over you, and there shall not be among you a plague to destroy." (Ex: 12:13) The story of the Exodus can be found in the second book of the Bible.
Traditionally, families' gather on the first night of Passover for the seder, a special dinner where the story of the Exodus is told from the haggadah. There are many detailed and elaborate instructions for the seder and other Passover celebrations. They also vary depending upon country and denomination.
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