On Purim Jews celebrate how Queen Esther saved the Jews of Persia from annihilation. Celebrated with costumes (tachbosot), noisemakers (raashanim), food baskets (mishloach manot), hamantashen cookies (oznay haman), a festive meal (seudat purim), and carnivals, Purim is a favorite Jewish holiday for children and adults.
Purim Feast Menu:
Purim Food Traditions:
Why do Jews eat hamantashen pastries on Purim? Why is it customary to eat filled foods, like kreplach, on Purim? Why are there poppy seeds in many traditional Purim dishes? Why do some people eat a vegetarian meal for Seudat Purim? Learn about the symbolism of different Purim food.
Purim Food Baskets:
Hamantashen is a triangular, filled pastry which is traditionally served on the Jewish festival of Purim. Enjoy this varied collection of tried-and-tested hamantashen recipes
Kreplach are small pasta dough triangles filled with ground meat or mashed potatoes. Similar to dumplings, they are sometimes called Jewish ravioli or Jewish wonton. Sometimes kreplach is boiled and served in soup. Other times kreplach is fried and served as a side dish. It is customary to eat kreplach on Purim. Find kreplach recipes
More Purim Recipes:
The festival of Purim celebrates Jewish survival. Find Purim recipes
to prepare and serve on this joyous holiday.