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This is the one when people dress up in silly costumes and act out the story of Esther... you will see people in ways you’d never see them act during the rest of the year..... Expect the unexpected! Fancy dress optional.
Families and friends gather around the table for a bring and share buffet meal.
Purim (POOR-im), meaning "lots" (Esther 9:24-26), is a commemoration of when God delivered the Jewish people from attempted genocide in Persia, during the 4th Century B.C.
The account follows heroes Mordechai and Esther, as they uncover and foil the evil plan of the villain, Haman, under the reign of King Xerxes (Achashverosh). The story is recorded in the Book of Esther and is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring).
We celebrate both what God has done and continues to do in these days!
- The word Purim means "lots" and refers to the lot Haman cast to decide the day for the destruction of the Jewish people
- God's name is not mentioned in the book of Esther, but His providence and provision are obvious.
- Hamantashen are three-cornered cookies that represent Haman's hat.