A friend was complaining about this during our morning walk with the dogs.
A holiday commemorating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. The Israelites who had to leave *so* quickly that they didn't have time to let their bread rise. Hence, the joy of matzoh. (insert sarcastic tone!)
So, in essence, they had NO time for preparation.
So why is Passover the one holiday that takes so long to prepare for??? There's the clearing out of all leavened products and the reorganization of the kitchen. Then the preparation of ritual foods that often take longer to prepare than their rest-of-the-year counterparts. There's the preparation of hosting guests at Seder, or traveling to be a guest at a Seder. And since the lunar calendar doesn't correspond with the solar calendar, many years, Passover Seder happens on a work day.
Seder isn't just dinner. It's an evening of ritual. Lots of preparation.
But on the positive side, there's chocolate covered matzoh. :)
Recipe here along with Passover brownies my kids pronounced 'edible' (LOL) :