Although a minor festival, Purim is celebrated with much gusto at SPS. Dressing up is part of the enjoyment as well as the reading of the Megillah (story) with booing and cheering at the appropriate places. Shaking the greggors or even football rattles is just as good and noisy!
Following the Megillah reading, it is time for refreshments, including, of course, hamantaschen (Haman’s ears) and other delightful goodies. One thing that is constant at SPS for all Festivals (apart from Yom Kippur) is food! Entertainment is then the order of the day. This could be a Purim Spiel or even Karaoke but, whatever form it takes, you can guarantee that everyone will have fun.
The idea of Purim is that one gets so drunk that one cannot differentiate between Blessed be Mordecai or Cursed by Haman. We do not go to that extreme but, needless to say, those who take part do enjoy this minor Festival.