[Avodah] re costumes on Purim

martin brody martinlbrody at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 20:47:51 PST 2013

"My granddaughter asked me yesterday where the use of costumes came to
be a MInhag on Purim. I  did not know the basis of the Purim custom.
Any suggestions?"

Yup. Probably Mardi Gras or the Italian version of it.1500's.

Martin Brody
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