Purim is a spring holiday that commemorates the Jewish community’s narrow escape from collective destruction in the ancient Persian Empire. The word itself, purim, comes from the Persian word for “lots” and is a reference to the fact that the date set for the Jews’ annihilation was chosen by casting lots.
Purim falls every year on the 14th of Adar in the Jewish calendar, but this date varies on the Gregorian calendar. In 2015, the holiday falls on March 4-5.
Take a look at these amazing Purim costumes: