Purim Purim is a Jewish Halloween, a Jewish Mardi Gras and a secular New Year rolled into one. And it is not just a holiday for children who know immediately that anything with a costume will be fun. All Jews are commanded to be silly and celebrate the ancient victory against their adversaries by giving gifts of food to friends and to the poor. Purim comes in the late winter or early spring. Jews have celebrated by dressing up as both the heroes and villains of the Purim story, as they chase away their winter doldrums and acknowledge that Purim brings springtime. December Holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Passover and Easter Shabbat and Other Holidays Shabbat Sukkot and Simchat Torah Tu Bishvat Purim Shavuot Upcoming Dates Starts the evening of March 11, 2017; February 28, 2018; and March 20, 2019. Booklet Purim InterfaithFamily is proud to offer Purim, a booklet explaining the holiday, its customs and traditions. Further Reading Recommended Purim Articles Purim Article Archive Shabbat and Other Holidays: Article Archive Videos The Whole Megillah For Kids: The Story of Purim For Kids: Hamantaschen “Slacker” Hamantaschen Additional Resources Purim — My Jewish Learning Purim — Jewish Boston The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary Common Prayers: Faith, Family, and a Christian’s Journey Through the Jewish Year The Big issues The Purim story highlights intermarriage—Esther, who marries a non-Jew, is a hero! We Should Learn From Esther, Who Married Outside Her Community to Save Her People Purim and Intermarriage At Home Purim at home and in your community: Resorces for families with young children Recipes: Hamantaschen, an Ashkenazi treat and Orejas de Haman, a Sephardi treat Guide Stay tuned for more Purim resources! Keep Talking Questions? Comments? Looking to share Purim ideas and stories with others? Purim Discussion Board Discussion Packet, coming soon! Recipes Traditional recipes Nutella, Banana, Applesauce & more!