Purim is a celebration that symbolizes the liberation of the Judaic people of the old Persian Kingdom from Haman’s conspiracy to exterminate them, as noted in the Scriptural Volume of the book (scroll) of Esther.
It is a holiday of costumes and dressing-up, and of many celebrations.
The tale conforms to history, in which Haman the evil wished to toss a dice in deciding whether to eradicate the Jews of his land (Persia).
Purim is commemorated on the 15th of the Jewish month of Adar, usually falling on March or April each year.
Common practices relate to the public narration of the Book of Esther, bestowing reciprocal presents of edibles and beverages known as “mishloach manot”, donating charity to the miserable and celebratory meal (se’udat Purim). The major festivity concerns the young as well as the adult in putting on costumes, masks and outfits, in public festivals.