Hi everyone! Today we celebrate Purim Katan, also known as little Purim which is relatively minor but is a very joyous occasion! So what does little Purim actually mean? In a nutshell, we're currently in a leap year, and in a Jewish leap year, an extra month is added to the calendar. That month is Adar, the month in Wwhich Purim, the happiest of all Jewish holidays is celebrated. When a year has two Adars, we celebrate Purim in the second one. Purim is on the 14th of Adar. However, the 14th of Adar 1, which is today, is like Purim in which we add a bit of festivity to our day. Many people celebrate Purim Katan by having a special meal or a special treat of some kind. Today is the perfect day to indulge in a little extra chocolate or other sweet!

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