Did You Know? Countdown to Purim (03/18)


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

Mar 18 : 01 day till Purim

Did you know that hamantashen are a three cornered pastry filled with poppy seed or fruit (jam) that are served on Purim?

The cookies are named for the three-cornered hat that Haman wore. In Hebrew, hamantashen are called oznei haman, or Haman’s ears. (Hamantashen recipes).

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim is a time of noisemakers, costumes and tasty 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 Saturday March 19, 2011.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Purim! So stop by again tomorrow.

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