Even politicians have to blow off steam sometimes, and there’s no better time of year to do so than at Purim.

The Jewish holiday characterized by costumes, libations and merry-making was celebrated by Israeli leaders today like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and past Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Netanyahu, fresh off his Congress address Tuesday, posted to Facebook a photo of himself in shul with a greeting of “Purim sameach!”

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Peres took a more lighthearted route, posting images of himself at a party decked out in a Hawaiian lei and balloon hat.

From the looks of things, it seems like a successful Purim was had by all. Chag sameach, until next year!