Hag Hapesakh

Hag Hapesakh (holiday of the pascal lamb), is a shepherd¹s holiday, and in ancient times was marked by the late-night sacrifice of a lamb as a blessing of the new flocks. http://www.shj.org/passover.htm The oldest of the Jewish holidays traces its roots to the pagan sacrifice of the first lambs of springtime (Hag ha-pesach) http://humanisticjews.org/Passover_files/hagaddah.doc