There are many religious Holy Days in Jewish faith and the most well - known of these is the Passover because of the time of year, historical origin, religious practices, and cultural differences.
Time of Year
The Passover is possibly the most recognized of the Jewish holidays, chiefly because of the ties that link it with Christian history because that the Last Supper. This meal was a Passover feast, and because many of its rituals are interpreted by Christians as signs of Jesus. The Passover celebration starts in early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. The holiday honors the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The Jewish people use the rituals of the Passover to re-experience and understand the freedom that their ancestors reaped.
According to the Bible the Israelites moved into Egypt during a time of famine in the east. Joseph, the youngest son of Jacob predicted that there would be years of plenty and years of famine, so the people of Egypt had stored food to feed them during the years of famine. The result of Joseph's predictions gave him a position of high esteem in the court of Pharaoh. The Pharaoh received Joseph's household and established them in Goshen, where they thrived.
For numerous generations, the Israelites experienced the security of the Pharaohs, who appreciated their labor as shepherds. Then a Pharaoh came into rule who was frightened of the Israelites. This Pharaoh attempted to do away with the Israelite people by ordering all male Israelite infants to be killed at birth, (Talmud, n.d.). He likewise forced the Israelites to toil on extensive construction endeavors minus salary and under poor circumstances. The Israelites found themselves as slaves.
The Bible states that God told Moses to guide the Israelites away from Egypt with his brother Aaron to help him. In order for him to do this the Pharaoh had to agree to let the people go and he refused.