A Jewish festival, called also the Feast of Lots, instituted to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the machinations of Haman.
Lots Festival that celebrates the survival of the Jewish people in the time when Haman the Agagi attempted to kill all Jewish Peoples. See further: Purim Index
Purim is about deliverance for the Jews. The story which is celebrated can be found in the Bible in the Book of Esther. During this time, Judaism encourages the drinking of wine for certain ceremonies. There is also a custom to exchange presents and give to the poor.