French’s Five: Purim

Published on: February 14th, 2017

The Jewish Holiday of Purim (celebration of the Book of Esther) starts at sundown on March 11. Here’s 5 things you might not know about this awesome holiday:

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  1. It’s like Jewish Mardi Gras. Costumes, parades and festivals abound.
  2. Everyone gives or sends gifts to each other.
  3. Everyone wears a costume.
  4. If a city has walls, Purim is celebrated one day later.
  5. You’re commanded to drink yourself stupid.
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