Celebrating Passoverpage 2 / 6
Preparing for Passover is as important as the actual celebration itself and begins with ridding one's home of chametz, or anything made from the five major grains: wheat, barley, rye, oats and spelt. The process of eliminating chametz is a time consuming one, requiring several days to thoroughly scrub the home clean and even to delve into all the nooks and crannies to find every crumb. The morning of the Seder a formal search is undertaken for any remaining chametz using a candle to illuminate the dark corners, a feather to sweep, and a wooden spoon to scoop up and dispose of chametz. Any chametz that was found must be burned.