Purim a Jewish Holiday
When is Purim? March 7, 2023; March 24, 2024; March 14, 2025; March 2, 2026; March 22, 2027; March 11, 2028; February 29, 2029; March 18, 2030
Purim is a two-day event beginning at sundown on the fourteenth day of Adar, the twelve months of the Jewish calendar.
Every race and religion have solemn and festive holidays. Purim is the most festive of the Jewish holidays. Children dress in costumes and people give gifts. Usually, solemn synagogues are turned into festive arenas. Children shake noisemakers called “Graggers”.
The festive holiday centers around Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus (or Achashverosh), Mordechai, and Haman. The event took place in the Persian Empire in the fifth century, B.C. It is a celebration of a major victory against the oppression of the Jews at that time.
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