This year, Purim falls motzei Shabbat (Saturday night) March 15th and Sunday, March 16th. The fast of Ester is moved to March 13th, since it can be pushed off if it falls on Shabbat. For more of the specifics for this year, when things are a little different, see here.
Here is a link to some Purim resources: crafts, coloring pages, mishloach manot ideas, and more.
Remember that Purim has 4 specific mitzvot:
- Megillah – hear every word (twice!)
- Give charity to at least two people
- Send Mishloach Manot – gifts of food – to friends
- Have a festive meal on Purim (some hold it must be meat)
With about two weeks to go, it’s time to consider these and be sure your plan is in place!