In the Jewish religion there are several celebrations, customs and festivals that are held throughout the year, Rosh Hashanah, which is the celebration for the Jewish New Year, Yom Kippur, is the Day of Atonement, Sukkot, which is the festival of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, the festival of Lights, Purim, the Merry Making Festival, the Pessahor or Passover, the festival of Freedom and Shavuot, the festival of Weeks. The Jewish religion also incorporates several very important customs, Circumcision, Bar-mitzvah, Mikvah-purification bath, Marriage, Mourning and Death, eating Kosher foods and partaking in daily Prayer rituals.
This ancient and traditional religion incorporates the use of particular symbols, such as the Menorah used during Hanukkah and the use of Seder Plates, these play an important role during the Passover Seder festival and are used to display symbolic foods. All the different foods on the plate are there to represent the ideas of the people of Israel and the unique celebration of the Seder. These traditional and important artefacts can be purchased from specialist companies such as cazenovejudaica.com/uk/seder-plate and are integral to this ceremony.
There are usually six different foods that are displayed on these plates, these are a Zeroa, (a shankbone), the Beitza, (a roasted hard-boiled egg), the Maror, (a horseradish), the Charoset, (a sweet, dark paste, made from nuts and fruits) and the Karpas (which is parsley). A sensory experience for all the Jewish families that traditionally participate in this important Passover celebration.