Purim

By Natalie and Gage

When is it Celebrated?

It starts in the evening of March 23rd and ends at the evening of March 24th.

Purim's History and How to celebrate it

Two Jews named Mordechai and Esther made Purim to recognize past events. The Jews celebrate Purim on the 14th of Adar. But, people that live in cities with walls around them celebrate it on the 15th of Adar. Adar is about the time of our February and March. Purim is the most joyful holiday that the Jews celebrate.

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do jews have to work on purim?

They are not forced to work. It's better to stay home and focus on the holiday and its four mitzvahs.

food and activities

A dish called hamantaschen with fruit, cheese, poppy seeds, and jelly. The most famous food in Purim tradition is hamantaschen. People dress up in costumes and wear masks. Some adults dress up, usually as a king or a queen. They also have parades.

Facts on purim

1. Purim is the celebration of Mordechai and Esther's defeat over Haman's plot to wipe out the Jews in Persia.

2.The family dinner at home for Purim is called Seudah.

3. Purim is also known as the Jewish Mardi Gras or the Jewish Halloween.