Purim for the year 2018 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of February 28 ending at sundown on Thursday, March 1.
Purim is celebrated on the 14th day in the month Adar using the Jewish calendar. For the Gregorian calendar the day falls in the months of February and 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.
Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?
According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.
Days to Purim 2018
Wednesday, February 28th is day number 59 of the 2018 calendar year with -2 years, -8 months, -3 days until Purim 2018.
|When:||14th day of Adar in Hebrew Calendar|
Dates for Purim
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Purim 2019||Thursday, March 21, 2019||-590|
|Purim 2020||Tuesday, March 10, 2020||-235|
|Purim 2021||Saturday, February 27, 2021||119|
|Purim 2022||Friday, March 18, 2022||503|
|Purim 2023||Wednesday, March 08, 2023||858|
|Purim 2024||Monday, March 25, 2024||1241|