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The Shabbat before Pesach is called Shabbat Hagadol. When this occurred, the Egyptians did not react at all, so we call the day: The Great Shabbat The Jews were commanded to set aside a lamb for the Pesach sacrifice four days before Pesach. In the first year, that day was on Shabbat.
One should not eat matzah that whole day. Some dont eat matzah for the entire month of Nisan; Some dont the month before Pesach. Two possible reasons: So we will eat the seder matzah with the proper appetite. To demonstrate that at the seder we eat the matzah because we are commanded to do so, not solely for our own pleasure.
The seder should be ready to go as early as possible. One reason: To ensure that the Afikoman is eaten before midnight.
The matzah, maror, and several other symbolic items should be placed before the leader of the seder.
The seder plate should also include a roasted bone with a little meat left on it. This is supposed to represent the Pesach sacrifice, and it should be roasted on the afternoon before Pesach, since thats when the sacrifice was offered.