This past weekend was jam packed with Passover AND Easter celebrations. Celebrating both holidays can sometimes be complicated (I’m Jewish, my husband is not) but over the years, Adam and I have embraced the convergence of both our religions. With Passover and Easter landing on the same weekend, Adam and I were determined to honour each day equally.First stop: my parents home for the second night seder.
The Seder is a traditional meal that takes place on the first and second night of Passover. Over the years, many of my family’s Passover traditions have grown and changed but one thing remains the same: to get together, tell the story of the Jewish people while eating copious amounts of soul food (#brisket).
The Haggadah is a small (ish) book that tells the story of Passover and is recited before the meal is served. While my dad tells the majority of the story telling, he loves making this experience as interactive as possible. We have been using the one in the second photo for as long as I can remember and every year I still wait for page 23 with anticipation (the page when we finally get to eat).
The Seder Plate
The centrepiece of the table is the Seder plate which hold symbolic Passover items. I’m not sure what happened to the haroseth this year but that shank bone is looking extra boney.
Let’s just pause and honour the brisket, shall we?
And don’t get me started in those four glasses of wine.
After a nice meal with my folks (and a super nap in the car #foodcoma) we arrived in Kingston to celebrate Easter.
Adam has a huge family, so celebrating the holidays is never boring. We stayed with Adam’s grandparents and had a very nice Easter dinner at his Aunt Kim and Uncle Murray’s house. There was no shortage of food, drink and fun (and of course #foodcomapart2).
Did you guys celebrate the holidays? Do you have some special traditions? Please be sure to share in the comments below!