Passover, aka Pesach, aka פֶּסַח, is just around the corner. There is a lot of prep required for the holiday.

Think of it as spring cleaning for the Jews.

We have to make sure there is no bread food anywhere in our possession. That means, no crumbs either. Not in our kitchen, not in our homes, not in our offices, not in our cars, no where in our possession. There are some technicalities where you can sell your bread (known as Chametz (חמץ) during Passover), to a non-Jew, so that it is not in our possession during the holiday. But we still need to lock up any food that is in our homes, but sold to a non-Jew.

So that is the most amount of work. Cleaning your house, car, office and so on for Pesach is a ton of work.

Outside of that, you need to buy or make Matzo (מַצָּה) as our bread. You need to prepare for the Seder (סֵדֶר). And then some general holiday stuff.

Lucky me, my wife and I don't have to do much. Since we won't be home for the meals of Passover... HA HA

The holiday is observed, outside of Israel, for 8 days.

I will be one day late to SES NY because it falls out on the last day of Passover.

More at:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matzo
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chametz
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover_Seder