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Judaism / Cult and Festivals /
Purim



Article about the Jewish calendar

A purim party, people are dressed up like in a carnival.
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A purim party, people are dressed up like in a carnival. Photo: UK in Israel.

Cakes made for Purim, Hanentaschen.
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Cakes made for Purim, Hanentaschen. Photo: garlandcannon.

Jewish festival, commemorating the salvation by Esther of the Jews living in Persia from the threat of destruction by the Persian king. This story is recorded in the Book of Esther.
The festival takes place on the 14. Adar, normally in February or March, depending on the Jewish calendar. This festival is conducted through feasting and through carnival-like activities. People send food to friends and neighbours, conduct plays, masquerades and drink wine in the synagogue.
Purim is the merriest feast in Judaism.




By Tore Kjeilen