Happy Scallion Whipping! 7 Unusual Passover Traditions from Around the World

Most Jewish holidays are famously summed up in the following way: They tried to kill us. We survived. Let's eat. Passover is hardly an exception. Moses, the Pharaoh, the first-born children, ten plagues, parting the red sea, unrisen matzoh bread, diaspora, desert, oy vey. The story is generally the same everywhere, but the traditions of celebration are not. Passover is famous for matzoh and gefilte fish (even though the latter doesn't actually have an actual connection to the holiday) - but in non-Western Jewish communities, there are customs that go beyond afikoman and Elijah's cup of wine. From eating brick dust to scallion whippings, the different customs practiced on one of the most significant holidays in the Jewish calender can be as strange as they are fascinating. Click through for the 7 most unusual Passover traditions around the world! -By Meredith Carroll


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