The Jews of Persia celebrate Purim with great splendor as that is where thr story was unfolded. The children of the religious schools spend weeks before Purim studying the Scroll of Esther, and making a life-size figure of Haman to be hanged in effigy on Purim. During the reading of the Scroll the children do not use groggers when Haman's name is mentioned. They shoot off fireworks instead. At night all dress in gay Purim costumes, sing songs, and send gifts to each other.
Greater Miami Bureau of Jewish Education: Purim Around the World