Passover, a major Jewish holiday, begins at sunset on April 19th this year. It goes on until April 26th.
At Passover, Jews celebrate their ancestors' escape from slavery in Egypt thousands of years ago. Families gather for a special meal, called the seder.
From a special plate, they eat roast lamb, bitter herbs, a mixture of apples and nuts, and other Passover foods. Each food has a meaning. For example, the apples and nuts are a symbol of the bricks the slaves had to make.
Matzoh, a special bread, is eaten all through Passover. It is flat because it contains no yeast, or any other ingredient to make it rise. During Passover, religious Jews do not eat anything with these ingredients in it.