Purim

Purim is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an Achaemenid Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews, as... Wikipedia

  • Observed by:  Jews
  • Significance:  Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told in the Book of Esther (Megillah)
  • Celebrations:  Listening to the Book of Esther in synagogue, sending food parcels and giving charity, dressing up in costume, eating a festive meal, parties and parades (Adloyada), drinking alcoholic beverages, especially wine
  • Date:  14th day of Adar (in Jerusalem and all ancient walled cities, 15th of Adar)
  • date:  14th day of Adar (in Jerusalem and all ancient walled cities, 15th of Adar)
  • Related to:  Hanukkah, as a rabbinically decreed Jewish holiday
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo