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Purim (Deliverance of the Jews) in Israel

Purim is a Jewish observance on the 14th day of the month of Adar in the Jewish calendar, which is in February or March in the Gregorian calendar. It commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death in the Persian empire around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.

Hamantashen (triangular pastries) and grogger (noisemaker) for the Jewish holiday of purim.
People give food to those in need as part of their duties during Purim.
People give food to those in need as part of their duties during Purim.
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About Purim (Deliverance of the Jews)

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Purim (Deliverance of the Jews) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunFeb 282010Purim (Deliverance of the Jews)National holiday, Hebrew
SunMar 202011Purim (Deliverance of the Jews)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMar 82012Purim (Deliverance of the Jews)National holiday, Hebrew
SunFeb 242013Purim (Deliverance of the Jews)National holiday, Hebrew
SunMar 162014Purim (Tel Aviv)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMar 52015Purim (Tel Aviv)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMar 242016Purim (Tel Aviv)National holiday, Hebrew
SunMar 122017Purim (Tel Aviv)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMar 12018Purim (Tel Aviv)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMar 212019Purim (Tel Aviv)National holiday, Hebrew
TueMar 102020Purim (Tel Aviv)National holiday, Hebrew

Quick Facts

Purim is a Jewish holiday to celebrate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to kill all of them during the Persian empire, as told in the scroll of Esther.

Purim (Deliverance of the Jews) 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Purim (Deliverance of the Jews) 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018


List of dates for other years

Other holidays in March 2017 in Israel

Fun Holiday on March 12, 2017

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