Kids’ Update: Happy Passover!

Seder Plate and Matzoh

Passover is celebrated every spring by people of the Jewish faith.  The holiday lasts for eight days and nights.  A special meal, called a Seder, is held on the first two nights of Passover.  At the Seder, family and friends read the story of Moses, who led the Jewish people out of Egypt.  Symbolic foods are served on a special Seder Plate, including horseradish, egg, and parsley.  One of the most important Passover foods is matzoh, or unleavened bread. Matzoh is eaten during Passover because, when the Jews were given their freedom, they left Egypt so quickly that there wasn’t time for the bread to rise.  At the Seder, the youngest person at the table asks four important questions and an extra cup of wine is placed on the table for Elijah. During the Seder, an adult hides half of a piece of matzoh, called the afikomen, and the child who find it receives a prize.

For information, songs, and activties about Passover, click on Passover for Kids.

The Youth Services Staff at the Chester County Library and Hankin Branch are presenting Virtual Storytimes beginning April 27th. They will be for three different ages groups — 0 to 2 Year Olds, 3 & 4 Year Olds, and 5 & 6 Year Olds. Registration is required via the Events Calendar at Virtual Storytimes are not registered as multi-week sessions; you will need to register for each storytime individually.

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