Though Purim is a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar, it is widely observed and a favorite of children.
The Hebrew word seder means “order” and refers to the religious service and festive meal observed in Jewish households on Pesach.
The shank bone symbolizes the paschal offering brought to the Temple in Jerusalem in ancient times.
The Torah tells us (Exodus 12:15-16) to observe Passover for seven days and that the first day and seventh days will be a "sacred occasion." (Yom Tov)