The last time I made Hamentaschen was for Hanukkah. This was early enough in my food (and Jewish) education and I didn’t realize that certain foods were paired with certain holidays. I heard “Jewish” and “cookies” and thought I’m good to go.
I’ve since learned Hamentaschen go with Purim –
Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire. Thanks Wikipedia.