Dates Of Celebration: 14th and 15th Day of 12th Month (Adar, February/March)
The Dead Sea Scrolls Calendar dates for Purim 2022 are February 26th thru February 27th, 2022 in the Anno Mundi year 5947.
Purim begins at sunset Friday, February 25th and ends at sunset Saturday, February 27th.
The Hebrew Calendar dates for Purim 2022 are March 17th thru March 18th, 2022 in the Hebrew Year 5782.
Purim begins at sunset Wednesday, March 16th and ends at sunset Friday, March 18th.
Purim celebrates the victory of the Jews over those who would try to oppress or kill them. It is one of the most enjoyable festivals on the calendar, celebrated by reading the Book of Esther, during which people will boo, howl, hoot and shake noisemakers whenever Haman’s name is mentioned.
Many homes, synagogues and Jews celebrate by putting on plays and dressing up as one of the characters, especially Esther, Mordecai, and Haman. Dressing up symbolizes the way Esther’s true identity was hidden until Esther put on her royal clothing and revealed herself to King Ahasuerus.
Food is an important part of the festival as well and many send baskets filled with two kinds of food and drink to each other. Others will give money to the needy or to charities they support. Purim is such a popular holiday that it will continue to be celebrated after the Messiah comes (Midrash Mishlei 9).