What is Purim?

What is Purim?

Dates: 14th Day of Adar (which changes every year)

Location: all over the world by the Jewish community

Also called the “Festival of Lots,” it is a Jewish holiday commemorating when the Jewish people were saved from Haman as told from the Book of Esther. They celebrate by:

  1. Listen to a public reading of the Book of Esther
  2. Send food and gifts to friends
  3. Give charity to the poor
  4. Eating a festival meal

Purim: The Basics