Passover (Pesach) is a Jewish celebration which
occurs in the Spring and is known as the “Spring Festival”, the “Festival of
Unleavened Bread”, or the “Festival of the Paschal Lamb”.
The highlight of this seven-day commemoration is
the Seder, or service, at which readings from the “Haggadah” remind us of the
liberation of the Jewish people from Egyptian bondage and symbolically inspires
one to reject attempts to deprive humanity of liberty.
This “Seder” is shared by the hosts and guests
around the dining room table complete with beautiful table linen and china ,
special serving dishes (Seder plate, matzo holder, bowls of salt water for
dipping ceremonial foods, etc). Don’t forget the wine glasses; the service
actually calls for 4 glasses of wine to be consumed before dinner. The
bountiful dinner often includes gefilte fish, eggs in salt water(to symbolize
the tears shed during slavery), brisket, chicken, all kinds of kugels(puddings)
and matzo recipes which do not contain leavening.
Passover table décor can involve customary
colors of blue and white(our Satin Stripe tablecloths in Royal) or any colors of
Spring. One can use a single Passover tablecloth, or a tablecloth
overlay placed on top of another tablecloth. When doing it this way, a quick
and easy way to swag the table linen is to use our Couvert Clip, which we
invented and patented. This fabric-gathering clip, using Velcro, allows
you to add an embellishment to carry out your design. We have a “Hanukkah” theme
piece which is a beautiful ribbon design with Star of David rosettes and can be
used for any Jewish holiday. Fabric choices can vary from solid color
polyester tablecloths to our luxury tablecloths which are
synthetic Dupioni silk, elegant and washable.
A beautiful table and a meaningful evening enjoyed
by family and friends is a satisfying combination, to be sure.