Passover Gifts and Passover Gift Baskets That Reflect Holiday Traditions
Passover begins on March 25 and is a time of both renewal and tradition. Passover Gifts and Passover Gift Baskets are appropriate to share with friends and family who are far away for the holiday as well as with the host or hostess of the seder you are attending.
At Challah Connection, since Jewish tradition is the guiding force behind all of our gifts, we have created Passover Gifts and Passover Gift Baskets that reflect Passover traditions. Our goal is to make the holiday more enjoyable and meaningful by providing you with a comprehensive array of Passover gifts and Passover desserts including Passover cookies, Passover cakes, Passover candy, Passover nuts and more. We also provide an exciting assortment of Passover tabletop items such as Seder Plates, Matzo Plates, Matzo Covers, Miriamís Cups and Kiddush Cups as well as childrens toys and other fun Passover items.
The Passover Seder
Passover is the only Jewish holiday celebrated with a home service, called a Seder, a lavish meal filled with symbolism and tradition. In America, we have 2 seders; each on the first 2 nights of Passover. The holiday continues for six more days, during which special dietary laws are observed. All leavened foods and certain grains and cereals are forbidden in remembrance of how the Jewish ancestors left Egypt quickly, before the bread dough had time to rise.
The Seder Plate
A special plate with 6 symbolic items is the focus of the Seder table.
-A roasted Shank bone, typically lamb, represents the special sacrifice that took place the eve of the exodus
-A hard-boiled egg, represents the coming spring as well as new life
-Bitter herbs, usually horseradish, signifies the bitterness of slavery
-Charoset (pronounced Ha-ro-set), a mixture of apples, nuts and wine, resembles the mortar and brick Jews made as slaves under Pharaoh
-Parsley and a small dish of saltwater represent the tears of the Jewish slaves
-Matzo, symbolizes the bread of affliction as well as the result of too-little time to let the dough rise for bread
For additional information on celebrating Passover and other Jewish rituals, please click here. Happy Passover!