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Purim (Judaism)

Event Type
Religious/Cultural
Sponsor
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Date
Mar 23, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024   All Day
Contact
Ross Wantland
E-Mail
diversity@illinois.edu
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Religious Observances

Purim celebrates being saved from a genocide in ancient Persia. Observances include listening to the Book of Esther in synagogue, sending food parcels, giving to charity, and dressing up in costume and eating festive meals. This observance begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day.  Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

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This calendar contains Religious Observances and is maintained by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for consideration by those planning campus events, as well as to build awareness of religious and cultural observances.

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