17 April 2011

Family History Celebrations - Passover

Passover technically begins at sundown tomorrow night. For those in charge of the household however, it began several weeks ago with a thorough house cleaning to remove all crumbs or remnants of unleavened food. Tonight our family will have the traditional hunt for chametz, or unleavened food, during which the children walk around our darkened house and find ten little  pieces of bread, which I will have hidden before we start. I feel very fortunate to be able to participate in this ancient practice after spending the first twenty years of my life celebrating Catholic rites and traditions. Very few people have the opportunity to experience more than one religion during their lives and go from searching for Easter eggs to searching for chametz. 

Whether you are celebrating Easter or Passover or another tradition altogether, this Scrappy Genealogist wishes you a spring season of freedom and renewal. 


The next few days will be very busy ones as we are hosting two Passover seders in our home. If you don't hear from me until later in the week, don't worry, I will be back! Unless of course, I drink too much wine or eat too much matzah. It's been known to happen. 


Happy Sunday!

Scrappy Gen
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