Holi, Purim, Palm Sunday, Nowruz and Ramadan are in late March. Here’s why. | EUROtoday

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Purim falls unusually late this March as a result of it’s a intercalary year on the Hebrew calendar, that means there’s an additional month. Jews rejoice the traditional vacation by studying the Book of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish victory over an enemy who known as for his or her elimination greater than 2,000 years in the past.

Observers usually give to the needy, ship items to associates and neighbors, and prepare dinner a festive meal. They additionally costume up for what is meant to be a joyous, enjoyable vacation. This 12 months, although, some Jewish Americans are rethinking how they need to observe Purim in gentle of the Israel-Gaza struggle, with some providing different endings to the textual content’s final full chapter that particulars the traditional Israelites killing some 75,000 of their enemies.