Why Do We Drink on Purim?

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Drinking on Purim is based on a Talmudic statement that it is a mitzvah to enjoy and celebrate on Purim. It is not a mitzvah to drink so much that we act in a non G-dly manner. However, we do drink more than usual on Purim. This is based on a number of reasons, such as the idea that "the wine is drunk, the secrets are revealed" and since Purim is all about the inner aspects of our love for Judaism and G-d being revealed, we drink more wine than usual.