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Purim - the most mysterious of Hebraic holidays


Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an Achaemenid Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews, as recounted in the Book of Esther
  • Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2020 – Tue, Mar 10, 2020
  • Significance: Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told in the Book of Esther (Megillah)
  • Type: Jewish religious, cultural
  • Celebrations: Listening to the Book of Esther in synagogue; sending food parcels and giving charity; dressing up in costume; eating a festive meal including hamantaschen ("Haman's ear"), parties, and parades (Adloyada)
  • Related to: Hanukkah, as a rabbinically decreed Jewish holiday

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