Purim for the year 2012 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of March 6 ending at sundown on March 7.
Purim is celebrated on the 14th day in the month of Adar according to the Hebrew calendar. Under the Gregorian calendar the day falls in February or March. The day commemorates back in the 4th century BC, when Jewish people were saved from a death decree according to the book of Esther.
More information on Purim. (Dates, Customs and History for Purim)
14th day of Adar in Hebrew Calendar
Days till Purim 2012
There are -2178 days until the celebration/ observance of Purim 2012.