Isn’t enough to party at night? Apparently not for the Purim Seudah is the festive meal that must take place during the day. A significant mitzvah, explains the Shem miShmuel, creates spiritual energy. To allow this energy to infuse us, we need to stop and digest it with a meal. This is why we seal every significant mitzvah with a festive meal. The Megillah is read at night and reread during the day, indeed the “main reading” is the daytime reading. Therefore, the obligation of the Purim Seudah, which is one of the mitzvot of Purim, must take place during the day – after the “main reading.” And so while having a Purim party at night is praiseworthy, let us remember the obligation to enjoy a Purim Seduah during the day.