Israelis live from holiday to holiday and know how to have fun. These people bring together diverse traditions and ways of celebrating from around the globe. Many folk festivals start with the sound of the shofar – a ram's horn. The sound of this instrument is a classic way of announcing important events in the country. If an inexperienced tourist is unfamiliar with local customs, they may scare him, so a private tour to Israel is the best way to enjoy your vacation with the help of an experienced guide.
Christmas holiday in the Holy Land
December and early January are the most magical time of year! During these months, "the Holiday of Holidays" takes place when Hanukkah and Christmas are celebrated. Every day, especially on weekends, concerts, exhibitions, performances, and conferences are held.
A midnight mass during Christmas will make you feel like a participant of a holy sacrament and let you immerse yourself in an amazing festive atmosphere. You will see an unforgettable marching Nazareth parade, a Christmas tree, light decorations, and a grand fair. All this mesmerizing action is accompanied by a magnificent fireworks display! Hanukkah is a festival of light, during which a number of theater productions, shows, and concerts take place. The most famous one is Festigal – a spectacular extravaganza of colorful costumes, comedy, music, and dance.
Autumn, spring – combine rest, comfort, and fun
The autumn and spring season in Israel is an immersive and unforgettable experience! Every year at this time, the air gets filled with joyful excitement and the spirit of the upcoming celebration. The climate in the country is almost perfect, and here reigns amazing weather most of the time, so these are the best months to visit the Holy Land.
- Passover – a major Jewish holiday, which commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. During the holiday week, a lot of ritual actions take place, which a visitor will be interested to get acquainted with.
- Rosh Hashanah – a holiday, which is celebrated in honor of the Jewish New Year. Just like during any other holiday, people recite prayers, which are accompanied by the sound of the shofar in the morning.
- Simchat Torah – one of the most fun days of the year. This is a joyous celebration of the love and commitment of the Jewish people to the Torah. It’s celebrated with concerts and folk festivals such as Jerusalem March and the vocal music festival Abu Ghosh. You can see hundreds of people dancing in the streets with the Torah!
- Purim – a holiday that became a modern Israeli equivalent of Halloween, where you have a chance to dress up and have fun. The streets are filled with people of all ages and views in various costumes. There is a festive carnival atmosphere, which continues until late into the night.
Wherever in Israel you are, at any time of year, let the festive atmosphere capture you and take you to the world of rituals, music, parties, and dance.