Purim festival!


Today begins the Purim festival, that is celebrated to honour the miraculous rescue of Jews in Persia from destruction in V cent. BCE. One of the main traditions of the festival is wearing masks and dressing up in costumes, which in early XX c. meant organizing a carnival, sometimes not connected to the plot of Book of Esther.
The photo shows Purim party in Kuldīga Jewish kindergarten, 1931-1932
(Museum "Jews in Latvia"/Meta Brachmann family album)


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