I searched through my computer files looking for a perfect picture to post for Purim in Israel and found this one.
Someone sent it to me from Israel years ago and while I saved the picture to my computer I can't find the original email nor did I save any particulars about the picture. If anyone knows - leave me a comment so I can give credit where due.
Some liken Purim as the Jewish Halloween and while I understand the obvious parallels - owing to the dressing in costumes and giving out candy, Purim is not about spirits and goblins or scaring the spirits away. It is one of the few happy religious festivals in the Jewish calendar.