Passover, or Pesach, which began on Monday, April 18 at sunset and continues through the evening of Tuesday, April 26, commemorates the Israelites’ flight to freedom from the slavery of Egypt.
One of the most important Jewish celebrations, it refers to when they were led out of slavery.
The festival is centered on the family or community celebration of the ritual meal. The Seder, a special meal of symbolic foods and prayers, features the matzah, or unleavened "bread of affliction," which commemorates the Jewish people’s sacrifice.
On Sunday, April 24, the Christian world celebrates Easter – the greatest feast day of their calendar which celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.
It is the end of Lent and the culmination of Holy Week, which commemorates the Passion of Christ on Palm Sunday and was followed by Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
We wish all our readers joyous, family-filled holidays.