Purim in Stanford Hill

If any of you were around Stanford Hill last weekend, you would have seen an array of costumes as the Jewish community celebrated Purim, which looked like a whole lot of fun.

From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purim
Purim (Hebrew: About this sound פּוּרִים (help·info) Pûrîm “lots”, from the word pur פור,[2] related to Akkadian pūru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire where a plot had been formed to destroy them. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Ester מגילת אסתר in Hebrew).

Here’s an intagram I took:

Purim in Stamford Hill

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    robbieds - 21 March 2014, 11:14 am

    Thanks Emily. I popped up and bloody loved it. Such a fun atmosphere. I think I’ll spend the whole day wandering around Stamford Hill next year.

    I made a little Instagram video of some of the festivities:

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    robbieds - 21 March 2014, 11:15 am

    Oops that didn’t work:
    http://instagram.com/p/lm_s8oyzbl/

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    ewebber - 21 March 2014, 11:32 am

    Nice video 🙂 Agreed, I definitely want to see a bit more next year. My parents celebrated in a synagog in south London, but sounds like it was pretty tame compared to the festivities in Stamford Hill.

    (I updated your commend to make it a link, looks like the oEmbed feature isn’t working with intagram videos.)

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    ewebber - 21 March 2014, 2:47 pm

    That page is private!

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      mattyc - 21 March 2014, 4:57 pm

      My bad- that should be fixed now

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    ewebber - 21 March 2014, 5:00 pm

    Best fancy dress ever

    Painter decorator

    Although zoo meets Top Gun is pretty awesome

    Zoo meets Top Gun

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