This is one of the most important holidays on both the Jewish and Christian calendars. What I'm seeing around the net, as well as in churches and stores, is man literally moving the true meaning of this Festival of God into a secular holiday. This is NOT a secular holiday and we should not allow it to be one. This is a high holy day and is the foundation of the Christian faith.
In the Jewish community, they will be remembering how God delivered them from Egyptian bondage and sent them on their way to the land of their father's. They celebrate being delivered from 400 years of slavery, bondage and being forced to live in poverty. For Christians, we celebrate the same thing, but we also celebrate the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Every religious leader that's ever walked the earth has died. Their tombs or graves are tourist attractions and can be visited by people any day one wants. But there is a tomb in Jerusalem where people go to see the place where the greatest religious of all time once laid. I say once laid because He's not there anymore. Jesus was laid to rest in a borrowed tomb and on the third day He rose out of that grave with the keys to death, hell and the grave in His hand. He's not there any longer, Jesus is at the right hand of God in Heaven.
This feast is not about Easter egg hunts, it isn't about candy, sweets or baby chicks; this feast is about being released from slavery and the RISEN Christ, the KING of kings and the LORD of lords. We need to be remembering what Christ did for us and leave that junk of the secular world on the store shelf. We need to come back to the true celebration, the true meaning of Passover... His name is JESUS!
God bless you and, Happy Passover,