It's a CafeMom Passover Party! Join Our Virtual Seder to Learn About the Holiday, Get Recipes & Enter to Win Prizes!
The Jewish holiday of Passover starts Monday night, and we're celebrating with a fun (and informative) party right here on CafeMom! We hope you'll join our virtual "seder" (traditional Passover meal) to share your own plans for the holiday, or simply learn more about it. EVERYONE is encouraged to join in and post in the threads - we're having some fun games and giveaways, too!
In very basic terms, Passover celebrates the Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt. Because they left in such haste, the dough they'd prepared for the journey didn't have time to rise - and that's why Jews eat only matzo, special unleavened bread, on Passover. All other bread and yeast products are known as chametz - they are not eaten during the holiday and must be removed from the home for the duration, too.
So, let's start our seder! Who's going to be at your table? Or if you're not having a seder - who would you want sitting around your (imaginary) table? Bonus points for inviting someone who's never been to a seder before! Post your guest list here - one lucky member who replies to this post will win a $25 gift card!
- Don't forget to check out our Passover Potluck post to get recipe ideas (or share your own) and enter to win a CafeMom tote bag!
- Then wrap up the fun with a hunt for the afikomen (special matzo hidden during the seder).
The CafeMom Passover sweepstakes starts 3/22/13 at 10:00am (ET) and ends 3/31/2013 at 11pm (ET) (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Enter by replying to this post with an appropriate comment during the Giveaway Period. Multiple entries are permitted and encouraged, as it increases your chances of winning. One winner will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries to receive a $25 gift card to Target, Amazon, or Wal-Mart. The random drawing shall occur on or about 4/10/13. No Purchase Necessary. Open to US residents 16 years and older. Void where prohibited. Click here for the rest of the Official Rules.