Purim

The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.”

Purim 2015 began in the evening of Wednesday, March 4 and ended in the evening of Thursday, March 5.

Purim 2016 begins in the evening of Wednesday, March 23 and ends in the evening of Thursday, March 24.