Confused? Good. This was a joke in honor of the holiday of Purim, which begins tonight, February 28th. Purim is known as the day we eat triangle shaped cookies (hamentashen) and read the story of Esther in the megillah out loud. It’s also known as a day we turn everything upside down by wearing costumes and getting drunk (if you so choose) – it’s basically April Fools meets Halloween.
But, Purim’s not just another excuse to dress up and party – there’s actually a deep spiritual message behind the holiday. Throughout the year, we delude ourselves into thinking that we control our surroundings and that we know everything. Purim is a day to let go of that control and give in to the unknown. To specifically lose control.
There’s a deep fear in acknowledging and sitting with uncertainty. But, it can also be liberating to appreciate the limits of what we can perceive or know. Purim is about finding hope in the most unexpected places by giving in to surprise and embracing how quickly things can turn around.
If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Purim this year, there are lots of incredible opportunities here in DC – check them out HERE!
And if you’re looking for more hilarious spoof articles to brighten up your Wednesday, look no further:
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The GatherDC Staff
Rachel #1, Rachel #2, Allie, Jackie, Mollie, Julie, and Aaron