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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dress as Kings and Queens to Celebrate Purim at the National Children's Museum Launch Zone

I am sorry to admit that I don't know much about the Jewish holiday of Purim but I did write a paper (an exegesis for any nerds out there!) on a passage in the Book of Esther in college, the book in which the story of Purim is told. I've always loved the gumption of Esther!

The National Children's Museum has been celebrating holidays around the world and this weekend's celebration is Purim. It sounds like a wonderful celebration and a great way for your child to learn more about their own religion or to explore another one.

Children are encouraged to come dressed as kings or queens, you know your little princesses out there will love that! The story of Purim will be read at 11:30am (Saturday only), 1pm and 2pm (both days). Children can make noise makers and enjoy other activities. In honor of the Jewish tradition of mishloach manot, or sending portions, all are encouraged to bring a canned good to donate to the Capitol Area Food Bank.

Here are all the details:

Celebrate Holidays Around the World: Purim
National Children's Museum Launch Zone
112 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD
Saturday, March 19, 11am-4pm
Sunday, March 20, 12:00-4pm
Free! No registration required

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