Matza (also Matzah, Matzoh, or Matsah, Hebrew: ???????, in Ashkenazi matzo or matzoh, and, in Yiddish, matze) is a cracker-like flatbread made of white plain flour and water. The dough is pricked in several places and not allowed to rise before or during baking, thereby producing a hard, flat bread. It is similar in preparation to the Southwest Asian lavash and the Indian chapati. Matza is the substitute for bread during the Jewish holiday of Passover, when eating chametzâ€”bread and leavened productsâ€”is forbidden. Eating matza on the night of the seder is considered a positive mitzvah, i.e., a commandment. In the context of the Passover seder meal, certain restrictions additional to the chametz prohibitions are to be met for the matza to be considered "mitzva matza", that is, matza that meets the requirements of the positive commandment to eat matza at the seder. In The Netherlands it is traditional for Christian families to eat matzo at Easter.