A feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the sparing of the Hebrews in Egypt, when God, smiting the firstborn of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Israelites which were marked with the blood of a lamb.
The sacrifice offered at the feast of the passover; the paschal lamb.
A week long celebration which celebrates the birthday of the Jewish peoples. Passover (or Pesach) celebrates the Exodus from Egypt to the promised land of Israel, when the Hebrews were freed from slavery and given their freedom. During Passover, there are many services held in the synagogue and an important ceremonial meal at home called the Seder. At the Seder, the people joining in read passages and sing songs from a book called a haggadah.