I take painstaking efforts to check and double check the information I find from my sources so that I am conveying correct information but, I'm embarrassed to say, every once in a while I miss something and post inaccurate information. Such was the case today. I posted on my list of today's observances that today was Purim, a festival that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people living throughout the ancient Persian Empire from a plot by Haman the Agagite to annihilate them, as recorded in the Biblical book of Esther.
Purim, in fact, is not celebrated today. The date changes from year to year and the date for the Purim Festival this year is March 20-21. Please forgive my mistake. I will continue to strive to deliver accurate information in the future.