Did You Know? Countdown to Purim 2009 (03/04)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About the Jewish Holiday of Purim

March 04 : 05 days till Purim

Did you know that in addition to being one of the most festive holidays, Purim is also one of the noisiest? That’s because every time Haman’s name is mentioned during the reading of the megillah, worshippers are instructed to make as much noise as possible to drown out his name. A special instrument was even created for all this noisemaking, called a grogger (gragger).

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim is 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. Purim begins at sundown on the 09th of March.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Purim! So stop by again tomorrow or for those with no patience you can visit our Purim celebration for our list of Did You Know? Purim facts.



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