MARCH Holidays

Notable dates

March 12: Daylight Savings Begins
March 5: Fast of Esther
March 6: Purim begins at sundown
March 7: Purim
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day


The Fast of Esther is a 24 hours fast and time of worship and prayer which  commemorates Esther’s call to prayer and fasting in preparation for her approach to the king to request intervention and salvation of her people the Jews.

Purim–feast of Esther or the Lot, is a time of joy and celebration across the Jewish world – a time to give gifts to those in need and have lots of fun! Traditionally, people wear Costumes – or in Hebrew, lehitchapess (להתחפש). The Hebrew word is connected with the idea of seeking – to make yourself hidden, to mask yourself, so that others have to find you. And in fact, the whole story of Esther is a bit like a game of hide and seek… 

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