Purim for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of February 25 ending at sundown on Friday, February 26.
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 2021
Thursday, February 25th is day number 56 of the 2021 calendar year with -3 days until Purim 2021.
|When:||14th day of Adar in Hebrew Calendar|
Dates for Purim
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Purim 2020||Tuesday, March 10, 2020||-355|
|Purim 2021||Friday, February 26, 2021||-2|
|Purim 2022||Thursday, March 17, 2022||382|
|Purim 2023||Tuesday, March 07, 2023||737|
|Purim 2024||Sunday, March 24, 2024||1120|
|Purim 2025||Friday, March 14, 2025||1475|