We are already into the month of Adar Beth 5776 and it is said that in the month of Adar we rejoice more. In Hebrew we say:
משנכס אדר מרבים בשמחה which means
When the month of Adar comes we double our rejoicing
Purim is fast approaching. This year it falls on Thursday March 24, 2016 (Adar 14) but the feast starts on Wednesday March 23,2016 (Adar 13) after sunset.
The fast of Esther starts on Wednesday morning March 23, @ 5:48 a.m. (E.T) and ends in the evening @ 7:56 p.m.(E.T)
The Shabbath before Purim (March 19) is known as Shabbath Zachor (Shabbat ‘Remember’) as the portion “Remember what ‘Amalek did unto you” is read. It is important for all to hear this.