Purim is one of the most popular Jewish celebrations. It is a time when people dress up in costumes, exchange gifts, and eat lots of delicious food. But what is the significance of Purim? Well, It’s a holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from genocide in the ancient Persian Empire. Purim is also a time to celebrate life and to be joyful, and a time to give to those in need. Purim is one of the most festive and fun Jewish holidays. It is celebrated on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, and this year it falls on March 7th, 2023 (our co-founder Sean's birthday!!) 🥳 🥳 🥳
The holiday commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from Haman’s plot to destroy them in the ancient Persian Empire. Purim is a time for giving gifts, performing deeds of kindness, and giving charity to those in need. One of the most unique things about Purim is the tradition of dressing up in costumes. So, if you’re wondering what to wear for Purim, the answer is anything you want! Whether you dress up as a character from the Book of Esther, a historical figure, or just your favorite book or movie character, have fun and enjoy the holiday!
One of the most popular traditions of Purim is the baking and eating of the hamantaschen cookie. But what are hamantaschen, and where do they come from? Hamantaschen are triangular-shaped cookies that are traditionally filled with fruit or jam. Today, people have gotten creative and fill them with other things like peanut butter, chocolate and my personal favorite - nutella! They are usually made from a yeasted dough, but there are also many versions made with unleavened dough. The cookies are named after Haman, the villain of the Purim story, who was said to have a large triangular-shaped head. So go ahead and bake a batch for your family and friends this year! They are incredibly delicious and a true staple for the Jewish holiday and traditions!
Be sure to enjoy these decadent cookies this holiday season and send out one of our adorable Purim cards to let your loved ones know you are thinking of them - and if you’re hosting a Purim party this year, sweeten it up with our Hamantaschen table runners, kids puzzles and candles! Happy Purim!