How will we celebrate Purim this year?
It’s that time of year again when people are deciding on what they are going to wear and where and how they are going to celebrate the Jewish holiday Purim.
The special day is celebrated annually on the 14th Adar which commemorates the Jews salvation in ancient Persia. On that fateful day a plot was devised to annihilate the Jews no matter their age or sex, no one was to be spared. To celebrate the fact that a new decree was created to allow the Jews to fight against their enemies, and a celebration and resting took place the day after the resting day is now celebrated around the world to honor their victory.
‘The jolly festival of 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, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther).’ Source: http://www.chabad.org/holidays/purim/article_cdo/aid/645309/jewish/What-Is-Purim.htm
Nowadays although there is no battle the day before the celebration many Jews fast in commemoration of the fasting and praying that Esther did in order to save her people. The following day is one of celebration where everyone lets loose to celebrate. This often involves the hire of fancy limos and party buses to transport those celebrating to their chosen destination including the collection of money by young boys to help them to pay for their education at a seminary or Jewish college. It’s a tradition that has been upheld for many years and still continues today.
Reliable Transportation for Purim
One of the most important things to have to hand is reliable transportation to take you to your place of celebration. Hiring a limo will mean that you don’t have to worry about whether or not you will have to wait for transportation. Booking an Ambassador Limousine or Party Bus in advance allows those collecting and others that just want to celebrate in style to do so in safety. No one wants to be the designated driver during a holiday so why not let the Ambassador fleet take you to your destination?
‘Limos usually hold more kids and the drivers are usually more responsible and patient. Whenever we went out to meet the limo driver they were really watching the kids.’
Whatever the size of your party, Ambassador Limousines can accommodate your needs. Our limos can take up to 10 passengers while if you need a bigger vehicle you have the option to book the Cadillac Escalade Stretch with Lambo doors, White Hummer Stretch, or Chrysler 300 stretch. No need to split up the party during transit. If you have an even bigger group of people then you can book the 20, 30 or 40 passenger party buses. The largest of the vehicles even have a bathroom on board. No matter how far you are traveling, there’s no need to stop the party for bathroom breaks.
With the numerous vehicles to choose from at Ambassador Limousines, you can be sure that you are going to have the time of your life whatever the size of your party. Parents can be reassured that their son(s) going out to collect their Tzedakah are doing so from the comfort of a licensed vehicle driven by a professional driver who can ensure their safety while on board. You don’t have to worry about any members of the party drinking and driving because the transportation needs are taken care of. Booking in advance is highly advised as the services are extremely popular during the celebration.
Having a limousine to collect rather than going on foot allows the party to cover more ground so they are likely to collect more. Often the collection money covers more than the cost of the limousine so you are not left out of pocket and those that participate have the time of their lives in a luxury vehicle with their friends as well as have the opportunity to collect towards their future education. Being driven around in a limousine is likely to attract the attention of onlookers too so that gives even better scope for the collection.
Although the main purpose of the holiday is to hear the reading from the Book of Esther it is also a great time for people of all ages to come together to celebrate the defeat of their ancestors in style. Unfortunately, there are people that choose to hire illegal limousines which are not only roadworthy but also without license or insurance. At Ambassador Limousine all of the drivers are vetted, licensed, and above all safe. Hiring from a company that puts the safety of the passengers first is of high priority to prevent a fun celebration turning into something more sinister and life-changing for all the wrong reasons.
Some people celebrating decide that a carpool is best for them, however with alcohol being a big part of the celebration it is not advisable and instead it is safer to have a designated driver who will not only be safe on the road but also knows the area so will be able to cover more ground for collection.
‘When driving, use extra caution. There may be inexperienced drivers on the road; perhaps teenagers home from school for Purim who are eager to do the family driving. Be alert to the fact that people, and especially children, may be excited and not use proper judgment crossing the street. Be on the lookout for children darting out between cars’
Getting a limousine for Purim is the best option for your transportation; whether going straight out to celebrate at a venue/house or going out collecting before reaching your final destination. The bookings start from a 4-hour minimum and this gives the party the opportunity to cover many people on their route for their collections. For those who are just going out to the party, they get the opportunity to gain attention and show off their costumes. There’s also the added bonus of being able to arrive in style. You can book a one-way journey or a return which means no waiting around for taxi’s or friends stuck in traffic. It’s a door to door service which puts parent’s minds at rest while their children are out celebrating.
It’s never been safer to enjoy Purim and it provides peace of mind for parents and caregivers. When you choose Ambassador Limousines for your Purim celebrations, you can be assured that a safe reliable vehicle that is tailored to the size and needs of your party will arrive.
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