Holidays, Rituals and Ceremonies in Jerusalem

Tours in Jerusalem with Yishay Shavit - A Christmas tree

In Jerusalem every day is a holiday, but there are still some days that are special.  In these holidays people from all over the world gather around and come to the holy city to perform some very diverse ceremonies.  Selichot at the Western Wall, Good Friday, a ceremony marking the end of World War I, the Sigd, Palm Sunday, and Christmas are only a number of examples for these types of events.  When we take tours on these days we will learn about the origins of these holidays, the different customs and their history, the texts read in the ceremonies, and much more.
Highlights:  depends on the ceremony and the day.
Time:  each ceremony has its own time.  Some late at night, some in the early morning, and some all through the day.
Level of difficulty:  these are ceremonies with many people and a big crowd.  Sometimes the roads to the area are closed so there is a lot of waking and so these tours’ level of difficulty is moderate to hard.

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  • 28.5.2017
Rabin's memorial. Tel Aviv.
אנדרטת רבין. תל אביב.
  • 27.5.2017
Cave number 4 in Qumran in which some of the dead sea scrolls where discovered.
מערה מספר 4 בקומראן בה התגלו מספר רב של מגילות ים המלח.
  • 26.5.2017
Tsuba amusement park.
קיפצובה.
  • 25.5.2017
Mahane Yehuda market. Jerusalem.
שוק מחנה יהודה. ירושלים.
  • 24.5.2017
"And thoh shalt love" flag at the inclusive Jerusalem day parade.
דגל "ואהבת" במצעד יום ירושלים המכיל.
  • 23.5.2017
Aladdin's cave in the Shuk (market) of the old city. Jerusalem.
מערת הקסמים של אלאדין בשוק בעיר העתיקה. ירושלים.
  • 22.5.2017
Yad Lakashish.
Jerusalem.
יד לקשיש. ירושלים.

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