Passover will be here shortly and Jews around the world are preparing to celebrate the festivities. How big is your Passover table? Your immediate family? Extended family? Family and friends? Jewish holidays can get big fast. Still, your Passover probably can’t hold a candle to the Seder on Top of the World. The Seder on Top of the World is the largest Passover celebration on Earth and includes as many as 2,000+ participants.
The annual celebration is held in Katmandu, which boasts an altitude of over 4,500 feet above sea level. The Seder draws young Israelis traveling after their army service, as well as general Jewish travels and even some locals. The Seder originated in the 1980s specifically to cater to Jews traveling in Nepal after the army. The Seder itself is not unlike your typical Passover, just bigger. Food and wine are supplied by Jewish charities around the world. People eat, sing Jewish songs, dance, have wine and retell the Passover story. Every year the celebration grows larger, and it may soon top 3,000 annual participants.
If you ever find yourself in Nepal this time of year, you should attend the Seder on Top of the World, especially if you are used to large Passover parties! Although this one might seem a little more “epic.”