Holidays on the Net invites you to a holiday celebration
– Purim on the Net.
Purim is the most festive of Jewish holidays, a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther. This years celebration begins at sundown on the 03rd of March.
For your entertainment we’ve got stories of Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Mordechai, and Haman to read or listen (Real Audio), we’ve got graggers (noisemakers) to make and spin, holiday masks to print and color, and Hamantashan (cookies) to bake!
The Story of Purim
The story of Purim is recounted in The Megillah, the Scroll
on which the Book of Esther is written. It tells the story of Queen
Esther, King Ahasuerus, Esther’s uncle (or cousin) Mordechai, and
the king’s chief advisor Haman…
Graggers – The Purim Noisemakers
Graggers are the noisemakers used during the reading of the
Megillah. Every time the name of Haman is mentioned, everyone boos,
hisses, stamps their feet and twirls their graggers…
Costumes and Masks
Dressing up in masks and costumes is one of the most
entertaining customs of the Purim holiday. Children in particular
enjoy dressing up as the characters found in the Scroll of
Bake your own Hamantashan (Purim Cookies) with our recipe…
Holiday Crafts to Celebrate Purim
Handmade Graggers – Make your own Holiday Noisemaker
Purim Masks to Print and Color
Real Audio Purim
Listen to the story of Purim.
Come and celebrate your holidays with Holidays on the Net!
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