What Is Hidden During Seder?

What Is Hidden During Seder?

What Is Hidden During Seder?

Traditional Passover seders often include a practice known as hiding the afikomen, which is a fragment of matzah. Matzah is the unleavened bread that Jewish people and others who recognize Passover eat as part of the symbolic aspects of the holiday.

The afikomen is a piece of matzah that is part of a traditional seder practice that includes breaking a piece of matzah in a stack and saving the larger half of that broken matzah for the end of the meal. In some families, this larger half, the afikomen, gets hidden by adults as a hide-and-seek game for children, though not all people who celebrate Passover do this.