One Direction’s Harry Styles reveals Jewish Passover Seder celebrations
Harry Styles revealed last night that he was spending his few days off work, celebrating some Jewish holidays with his family.
The 25th March marks this year’s Passover Seder, a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is conducted on the evenings of the 14th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, and on the 15th by traditionally observant Jews living outside Israel.
The One Direction lads are enjoying a whole week’s break, and they aren’t due to perform again until the next Take Me Home concert in Liverpool.
Tonight, Haz will be celebrating with his relatives and he tweeted fans revealing:
“Looking forward to seder night. Always get a bit nervous when I have to sing ma’nish ta’na. But do love a shmorreh matzah. Happy pesach x”
For those of his Directioner fans that aren’t Jewish, matzah is an unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jews during the week-long Passover holiday, when eating chametz—bread and other food which is made with leavened grain—is forbidden according to Jewish law.
Pesach is another word for passover and Ma Nishtana are the four questions sung during the Passover seder. In English, it is referred to as “The Four Questions” and traditionally, they are asked by the youngest child at the table.
This isn’t the first time that Harry has revealed his Jewish heritage, as just last month he tweeted to wish fellow Jews a ‘Happy Purim’.
Harry also tweeted his fans over the weekend, to thank them for voting for One Direction at the Kids Choice Awards. The band picked up two gongs at the LA ceremony and the Little Things singer wrote:
“Thank you @NickelodeonTV for the KCAs… They’re siiiick. Thank you to everyone who voted for us, we love you .xx”
“The amount of time you guys put in to doing things for us is amazing. So again, thank you for everything you’ve done. It feels nice, love .x”
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