How is Passover celebrated?
Passover is observed for seven days in Israel and eight days in the Diaspora. The main event of the Passover holiday is the order , a festive meal in which the story of the exodus and related writings is recited in a set order. During the entire duration of the holiday, it is forbidden to eat leavened food products such as bread and pasta. The reason for this is that Jewish tradition states that in their haste to escape from Egypt the Jews did not have enough time to wait for bread to rise. Instead, they ate unleavened bread.
For many Jews, the process of preparing for Passover involves cleaning every corner of the home and removing all leavened products. Some Jews practice burning all the leavened products. Others keep all the products in a separate area of the house where it won’t be seen then they will sell it. This can be done through a local synagogue, and the products are usually sold for a few coins.