Passover - an important festival for the Jews, commemorating the Hebrews' escape from enslavement in Egypt,it begins on the night of the fifteenth day of the month of Nissan and lasts for eight days. This holiday commemorates the departure of the nation of Israel from Egypt. Pesach marks the birth of the Jewish people as a nation led by Moses over 3000 years ago. This is a as much a celebration of Jewish spiritual freedom as the physical liberation from slavery. The highlight of Pesach is the observance of the Seder, a unique ceremony performed on the first two evenings of Passover. At the Seder, Jews eat different special foods, they tell the story of their departure from Egypt, they sing songs and praises, and say special prayers.Note that in the Jewish calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day.
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