Holidays tend to feel a little less holiday-like when you’re on the road and far from home. But those traveling this weekend at the start of Passover -- which begins on Friday, April 22 -- can celebrate at one of the thousands of seders hosted by Chabad.org, which brings Jewish traditions to people around the world.
The events extend as far as Kinshasa in the Congo to Koh Samui, Thailand. The world’s northernmost seder will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland; and the highest-altitude seder will take place at 11,545 feet above sea level in Manang, Nepal. (Due to landslides that frequently obstruct the roads leading to Manang, Chabad often transports supplies by helicopter, motorcycle, or horseback.)
Nepal is also home to the world’s largest seder. To serve the 1,500 guests who attend the dinner each year in Kathmandu -- a popular destination among Israeli travelers -- Chabad produces 240 gallons of kosher-for-Passover wine and delivers 1,100 pounds of matzah. Run by teams of volunteers, these international seders are open to anyone and are almost always free. However, you should reserve your seat in advance.
If you are looking to observe the holiday somewhere similarly far-flung, check the organization’s seder directory, which lists events in more than 600 cities around the world.