Purim has all of the kid flare of Halloween: treats, costumes and permission to be super loud, but with none of the darkness that Halloween brings out.
Purim is the holiday when Jews (and many Christians) remember the story of Esther. Esther was an ordinary Jewish girl who became Queen of the Persian Empire. God placed Esther in the right place at the right time. When the evil Haman issued a plan for all the Jews in the Empire to be killed, Esther confronted the King and told him of Haman’s evil plan. The plan was reversed and instead of killing all the Jews, Esther’s people were honored. As a fan of literature, the story of Esther has every crucial part of a well-written, divinely authored drama.