The Celebration Of Purim The Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)

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Purim is celebrated to commemorate salvation of Jews in the Persian empire from extermination. One of the most joyful holidays in the Jewish calendar, which was held on 8 and 9 March this year. The story is described in the Book of Esther, which they read as part of the holiday, remembering how a young Jewish girl became queen of Persia and stop the anger of her new husband to get him to prevent an attack on all Jews living in Persia- men, women, and children. The story is also called as Megillah, The festival is celebrated with gifts of food and drink, feasting, and games, especially dressing in costumes to remember how Esther was chosen as most beautiful in the kingdom.
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)

Jewish boy in a white suit with a beard bill to celebrate Purim in the synagogue of Belz dynasty Hasidik in Jerusalem. (Baz Ratner / Reuters)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
The Jewish boy in carnival costumes posing for photos in Bnei Brak, Israel. (Ariel Schalit / Associated Press)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim district. (Baz Ratner / Reuters)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
A boy in carnival costume during the reading of the Book of Esther in the Purim celebration in Jerusalem. (Baz Ratner / Reuters)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Ultra Orthodox Jews read the Esther scrolls at a synagogue in the Israeli town of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv during celebrations of the Purim holiday. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated from the evening of March 7 with parades and costume parties to commemorate a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Book of Esther. (Mehahem KahanaAFP/Getty Images)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Jews from Poland Lelov Dynasty dancing in celebration of Purim in Bet Shemesh, a religious town near Jerusalem. (Mehahem KahanaAFP / Getty Images)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
A Jew came to the synagogue in Jerusalem. (Sebastian Scheiner / Associated Press)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Jews celebrate Purim in the synagogue. (Bernat Armangue / Associated Press)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Purim, a holiday in honor of the liberation of Jews from the yoke of the Persian king. (Uriel Sinai / Getty Images)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Israeli soldiers on guard, while Jews celebrate Purim in Hebron. (Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty Images)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Jews in suits in the district of Jerusalem Mea Shearim. (Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty Images)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Soldiers keep order during the celebration of Purim in Hebron. (Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty Images)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Jerusalem. (Bernat Armangue / Associated Press)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Jews celebrate Purim in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem. (Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty Images)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
A Jew is a wig with her children by Israeli soldiers in Hebron. (Nir Elias / Reuters)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Sisters Simsha (left) and Miri in costume dolls in boxes waiting their mother in Bnei Brak. (Ariel Schalit / Associated Press)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Young Israelis in costume during a street parade in Tel Aviv. (Oded Balilty / Associated Press)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
A woman wearing zombie make-up and a wedding dress talks on the phone while waiting for a friend to join the 2012 Zombie Walk during the Purim festival in Tel Aviv . About 250 participants matched in central Tel Aviv during the walk. (Ariel Schalit / Associated Press)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Israeli dancers perform during a parade in honor of Purim in Holon. (Dan Balilty / Associated Press)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
A boy dressed as a military man in the synagogue of Jerusalem. (Sebastian Scheiner / Associated Press)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
Jewish girl in traditional costume for Purim in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem. (Bernat Armangue / Associated Press)
The Celebration of Purim the Most Joyful Holidays (22 Photos)
A girl in a beautiful dress of bride goes to the parade in honor of Purim in Bnei Brak.