Hey guys!!! I will be answering your assumptions about me in the next post, but today’s topic is…PURIM! Yep, it is that time of year again!
Today is Purim and I’m super excited about it! Well, besides the fact that the boys are making noise makers (to boo out Haman’s name). Noise and I are mortal enemies.
So What IS Purim??
I’m glad you asked! 😉
Purim is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the survival of the Jewish people when Haman tried to destroy them. We celebrate Esther and Mordechai. It is a really cool holiday.
What Do We Do On Purim?
Another great question!
It is customary to read the whole book of Esther. Twice. While it’s a short book, my siblings have even shorter attention spans, so we just read it once. 🙄
Some other things are…to give to the needy and send gifts of food to friends and have masquerade parties! And, of course, FEASTING! Which leads me to my next point….
What Do We Eat On Purim?
Um. For our family, the main special food we have is Hamantaschen!!! Hamantaschen (try spelling that from memory!) are three cornered cookies that are filled with some kind of stuff. (Typically, jam or lemon poppy seed, but we get very creative! You can see the post I did last year for some ideas!)
What celebration is complete without music?! Here are some of my favorite Purim songs that you guys can play while making Hamantaschen!
What are you waiting for? Go out and celebrate! Read the amazing story of Esther! Remember the miracle.
Do YOU celebrate Purim? If so, how? What are your favorite festival foods?