Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Purim and Holi

On the day of the Jewish festival of Purim and the Hindu festival of Holi Bob spoke of the importance of these events. Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jews from an evil King of Persia—there is, of course, a contemporary parallel with the President of Iran, who wishes to wipe Israel off the map. Holi commemorates the deliverance of Prahlad, whom Holika took into a funeral pyre in an attempt to kill him. However, Holika was consumed by the fire and Vishnu delivered Prahlad to safety. Bob asked the Leader of the House if he would deliver a message to Hindus and Jews everywhere that this demonstrates the victory of good over evil.

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