On the first night of Passover, Jews recount the story of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
The meal which takes place during the course of the evening – is known as the Seder. With the centrepiece of the Seder a special plate, known as the Seder plate. This plate contains six symbolic foods relating to the exodus.
Karpas- a leafy green vegetable, usually a piece of lettuce, symbolizing hope and redemption.
Charoset – sweet paste made of fruit and nuts, symbolizing the mortar the slaves used to build the Egyptian pyramids.
Maror and Chazeret – bitter herbs, a reminder of the bitterness of slavery.
Zeroah – shank bone, representing the Passover sacrifice.
Egg – a hard-boiled egg, symbolizing the festival sacrifice that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem