Passover–or Pesach–is a celebration commemorating Egypt’s release of Hebrew slaves in ancient times. The Jewish holiday features a meal, called a seder, that is highly symbolic of the story of the Hebrews’ flight from Egypt after they had been freed. Many who observe the holiday also avoid eating– or having in their kitchens or pantries– leavened grains of any kind.
As with any holiday, traditions vary from home to home and community to community. Here’s what Passover looks like for service members: