In 2017, Purim begins the evening of Saturday, March 11, and ends in the evening of Sunday, March 12.
Purim is Judaism's most joyous holiday. It is actually a mitzvah (good deed) to feast and get drunk on this day. It's also a mitzvah to give food to your friends and charity to the poor. It's traditional to dress in costume and eat hat-shaped cookies. What's not to like about Purim?
He says, "How about having to listen to the whole megillah...twice?"