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Purim Carnival

The York Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive, hold its annual Purim Carnival, noon-2 p.m. Sunday.

The event will have face painting, carnival games, a bounce house and much more. All children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite costume. Food, including hot dogs and hamentashen, will be available for purchase.

Purim celebrates a time in Sushan, Persia, around 450 BCE when the Jewish Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai triumphed over wicked Haman, advisor to King Ahashverosh, who plotted to exterminate the Jews.

Traditions include wearing costumes, merry-making at community carnivals and drowning out Haman’s name in a noisy manner during congregational services.

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