The holiday of Purim begins at sundown on Wednesday February, 28th. Although the kids always look forward to the carnivals held in many communities, there are lots of fun ways for the whole family to observe the holiday.
If you have ever wondered why it is customary to dress up in costume, Chabad has some answers for you. It is also traditional to send baskets of goodies called Mishloach Manot. And if you are ready to try making your own hamantaschen, here is a simple recipe from Bon Appetit.
If you can’t make it to synagogue to hear the whole magillah you can do so here, or maybe you prefer just the basic plot and themes.
And in this age of #MeToo, maybe it is time to give the character of Vashti a rethink.
However you celebrate, we wish you a Chag Purim Sameach, Happy Purim.