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The Deputy Prime Minister wishes everyone celebrating Passover 2015 the very best for a happy and enjoyable festival.
As the sun sets around the world this Friday, millions of Jewish families will come together for Passover.
This festival marks the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. It celebrates the immeasurable value of a life lived freely and without fear.
In light of the recent horrific events in France and Denmark, this act of annual remembrance is especially important. It reminds us that the fight for freedom, peace and a better world never ends, and that we all - Jewish or not - have a role to play in ensuring everyone, whatever their background or circumstance, gets the safe and successful future they deserve. I, and my party, will continue to do everything we can to make that happen.
Passover is also a chance for us to acknowledge the incredible contribution Britain’s Jewish communities make to help our country thrive, and to say thank you.
So, thank you and I want to wish everyone celebrating this festival in Britain and across the world all the very best for a happy and enjoyable Passover.