The people of Mea She'arim, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem celebrate Purim. Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction.
Purim is one of the most entertaining Jewish holidays.
Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman's plot "to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews
Purim is the most carnivalesque Jewish holiday. It is a day when norms are subverted and reversed to commemorate the reversal of fortune recorded in the Book of Esther. Purim is celebrated with drinking and dressing up.
In Mea She'arim, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, populated by haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews the celebration of Purim marked with a distinct vibrancy. The streets are flocked with children dressed up as Purim characters and masked pageants walk down to the synagogues to hear the Book of Esther being read.