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This year, Independence Day will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. It is Israel’s 69 years’ day! It is a happy day for all Israelis, a day for trips, get together and family-friends outings. The most often seen site is the BBQ, held in nearly every home in the country. Read more about the Holiday

The official date given by the United Nations in their partition vote for the creation of the new entity of Israel was May 15th, 1948. Thus, May 14th was set to be the last day of the British Mandate. At 4 p.m., the British lowered their flag and the Jews immediately raised their own. It was a flag designed in 1897 by...

Yom Hazikaron is the name for Israel’s Memorial Day is an Israeli national holiday. This year, it will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017. The holiday is watched on the 4th day of the month of Iyar (of the Hebrew calendar), consistently foregoing the next day’s commemorations of Israel Independence Day, Yom...

Passover, the Jewish holiday, or “Pessach” in Hebrew; is the one most commonly observed, even by otherwise non-observant Jews. Pessach begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. It is the first of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Shavu’ot...

Purim is a celebration that symbolizes the liberation of the Judaic people of the old Persian Kingdom from Haman’s conspiracy to exterminate them, as noted in the Scriptural Volume of the book (scroll) of Esther. It is a holiday of costumes and dressing-up, and of many celebrations. The tale conforms to history, in...

The park is an archaeological site, dated back to the time periods of between 3rd century BC and 7th century AD. The site is located up on a hill, overlooking the valley and the Sea of Galilee, in the north-eastern part of Israel. The name Hippos means a horse in ancient Greek. It is believed that the site was built...

The Red Sea Jazz Festival is held every year, during the last week of August, in Israel’s most southern resort city of Eilat. It is a four-day-long international festival featuring 9-10 concerts per evening, workshops with guest artists, and nightly jam sessions. All performances are held outdoors at the Eilat port,...

The Jerusalem Andalusian Orchestra is an award-winning orchestra founded in 1994 in the city of Ashdod. However the orchestra’s home base recently moved to Jerusalem. Today, considered an Israeli musical and cultural icon, the orchestra tours extensively in Israel, Europe, and the US. The orchestra is composed of...

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday, throughout the month of December, the city of Haifa hosts a variety of celebrations. 2016 is the 23rd time that this Holiday/Festival takes place. The city of Haifa welcomes the cultural religions, cuisines and scenery of its diversity. Come, join the fun! Link to Website   

The Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival was founded in 1976 by Menachem and Yehudit Vinegrad and a few other folks who immigrated from the UK. Menachem & Yehudit still produce the festival which is held twice-yearly, in spring and in winter. It is listed as one to the 300 best festivals in the world. Jacob’s Ladder is a...

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