Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is an eight-day spring holiday that celebrates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt. The Passover story comes from the first half of the Book of Exodus in the Bible. In those pages we read of the Jewish people’s plight under slavery in Egypt, and their subsequent escape to freedom.

If you're celebrating Passover for the first time, need a refresher on a few traditions, or just want to know more about the history of the holiday, visit our introduction to Passover here.