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Erev Purim 2023: Date, History, Facts, Activities

We will celebrate Purim Eve on March 7. The date of Purim is calculated using the Hebrew calendar. It typically falls on the fourteenth day of Adar. Since it is based on the Hebrew calendar, the dates on the Gregorian calendar typically vary each year. A day of celebration commemorating the Jewish people’s victory over their enemies. The celebration is based on the biblical Book of Esther. The literal translation of Purim is “Feast of Lots.” Ahasuerus, the emperor of Persia, had the Jewish people marked for death.

The background of Erev Purim

Purim is a celebration based on the narratives in the Book of Esther. The book’s historical accuracy is debatable, but the story it tells can inspire people. According to the book, King Ahasuerus was the ruler of the India-to-Egypt-spanning Persian Empire. Queen Vasthi was the king’s original queen. As a result of Vashti’s disobedience, the king decided to marry another woman. Therefore, he organised a beauty contest to find a new wife. Esther entered the competition without disclosing her Jewish heritage and won the king’s affection.

Mordechai, the cousin of Esther, was the leader of the Jewish people, while anti-Semitic Haman became prime minister. Mordechai disobeyed the king’s order to bow to Hamam, causing friction between the two men. Hamam persuaded the king to execute all Jews on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar. As soon as Mordechai learned of the execution order, he contacted Esther to help persuade the king. Esther was able to convince the king, and she even succeeded in having the prime minister executed. Mordechai was appointed as the new prime minister, and Hamam’s decree is revoked. Esther issued a royal decree authorising Jews to defend themselves against any aggressors.

The Jews were able to defeat their attackers on the thirteenth day of Adar and celebrate their victory on the fourteenth day of Adar. This is one of the most important Jewish celebrations.

Purim 2023: Date, History, Activities of Jewish Holiday


Exchange Purim baskets

Plan an event with your neighbours and friends. During the event, create and trade Purim baskets with your friends.

Donate to those in need.

Erev Purim is a community and unity celebration. Assist as many individuals as possible on this day.

Describe the life of Esther

People are required by Jewish tradition to attend synagogues and organise prayers. If you are not Jewish, you should purchase the “Book of Esther” and describe the Jewish victory.


Judaism is the earliest Abrahamic faith, preceding Christianity and Islam.

Judaism prohibits the consumption of animals whose hooves are not split and who do not chew their cud.

In Judaism, there is only one God with various names.

Israel is the only country with a Jewish majority population, with 6.8 million Jews.

If your mother is Jewish, you are considered Jewish as well.


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2022 March 17 Thursday
2023 March 7 Tuesday
2024 March 24 Sunday
2025 March 14 Friday
2026 March 3 Tuesday