Passover begins on March 27, 2021. Then it continues for about a week. The meals are an important part of the holiday. Therefore you’ll want to stock your kitchen in advance if you’re planning to celebrate. Here are some of the Costco Passover deals that can help you do that.
What is Passover?
Passover, also known as Pesach, is a Jewish spring holiday. There are a handful of annual festivals that are particularly important in the Jewish religion. In terms of the calendar year, Passover is the first of these important holidays. Others include Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Historically, the people of Israel had been taken as slaves by the Egyptian Pharaoh. During Passover, they were freed. Therefore, the Passover holiday is a celebration of this freedom. Of course, there’s a lot more to the religious details as there are with any holiday but that’s the gist of what Jewish people celebrate at this time of year.
When is Passover 2021?
Passover, like Easter, changes the date from year to year depending on the calendar. In 2021, Passover begins on the night of March 27, 2021. It continues for seven or eight days, depending on your particular beliefs. In terms of meals, the first two nights of Passover are the most important. Therefore, if you’re looking for Costco Passover deals, then you’re particularly looking at your dinners for March 27th and 28th, 2021. That said, you might eat Passover foods all throughout the season.
What Are The Most Common Passover Foods?
The meals we eat during Passover are a very important part of the holiday’s traditions. Some of the most common Passover foods, and the reasons behind eating them at this time of year, are:
- Matzoh, which is a flat cracker-like bread, which are a commemoration of the humble foods the ancestors ate while still under slavery
- Bitter herbs (often horseradish or sometimes bitter lettuce), representing the bitterness of times of slavery
- Other greens (often parsley) to represent the coming of spring
- Charoset, which is a wine-nut-apple paste representing the mortar that slaves used when building for the Egyptians
- Chicken and/or egg, representative of sacrificial animals the ancestors might have enjoyed eating
These are all part of the seder that takes place on the first (and sometimes second) night of Passover. Other common Passover foods include:
- Matzoh ball soup
- Wine and/or grape juice
Each family and region has different Passover meal traditions. The one thing that holds across nearly all homes is that grain-based “leavened” foods like pasta and bread (other than Matzoh) aren’t consumed during this holiday.
Costco Passover Deals
Now that we have a sense of what Passover is and the foods enjoyed during this holiday, let’s take a look at some of the Costco Passover deals in 2021.
March / April 2021 Costco Sales
Every month, Costco comes out with its latest deals. The current member-only savings are available 3/10/21 – 4/4/21. Unfortunately, none of the deals advertised right now are not specific to Passover. You won’t find a specific coupon for Gefilte fish or Matzoh. But you can still get these things at Costco at a lower price than perhaps other stores in your area.
Of course, there are a lot of different things going on at this time of year in addition to Passover. Easter, springtime, and the nearing end of the school year are all upon us. So even though there aren’t specific Passover deals right now, it might be worth it to you to check out the other deals that are available through 4/4/21.
What You Can Buy for Passover at Costco
Although none of the common Passover foods are advertised at specific discounted prices, Costco does offer low prices on everything it sells. And yes, they should have all of the things that you might want to buy for Passover dinner.
Therefore, even though they don’t have special Passover sales, you could definitely plan for the holiday by looking at Costco for what you need. If you’re going to make your own charoset, you can get the apples, nuts, and wine to do so at Costco. You can usually find matzo at Costco during the spring. Sometimes you can even find gefilte fish. Of course you’ll be able to find chicken and potatoes, which is one of the most common meals Jewish Americans serve for Passover dinner.
Also, remember that while most Costco stores have the same things in stock, they do have some variation. If you live in an area with a large Jewish population, then you might have access to more Passover foods at your Costco than someone who does not.
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