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Is March 16 2014 Part Of A Jewish Celebration?

The following is a collection of holidays, commemorations, observations and celebrations for the Jewish community during Sunday, 2014-03-16. For more information on the equivalence of dates in the Hebrew calendar and other calendars, please see Hebrew Calendar 5774.

  • Purim:

    Purim, celebrated on the 15th of Adar (or 15th of Adar II during leap years) in the hebrew calendar, is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire where a plot had been formed to destroy them. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. Ester 9:21-22:
    21. to enjoin them that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,
    22. the days wherein the Jews had rest from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to gladness, and from mourning into a good day;that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.

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