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
The four-leaf clover is a rare variation of the common three-leaf clover. According to traditional superstition, such clovers bring good luck, though it is not clear when or how this superstition began.