Upcoming Holidays

Christmas festivities take place in Israel, every year; in a glamorous style. Major cities of worship are Jerusalem, Nazareth, Haifa and Jaffa. Prayers, celebrations and festivities are exquisite and many non- Christians join the events in awe. Come and join, too. Merry Christmas!

One of the enchanted places to celebrate Christmas in Israel is in the city of Nazareth. It usually begins with a Christmas Festival-Market, about a week before the holiday, a weekend event that lasts between 11:00 am to 23:00 pm. A variety of shows will be held indoors and outdoors for children as well as for the...

Jesus’ crucifixion is described in all four gospels. After the trial, Jesus was required to carry his cross; the route is believed to be the Via Dolorosa, in Jerusalem.  On the top if the cross an inscription was carved with the words: “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”. After receiving Pilate’s permission, the...

The  Carnival's roots go back to the ancient Romans and Greeks who celebrated the rites of Spring. In the Middle Ages, when the Catholic Church tried to suppress all pagan ideas, it failed when it came to this celebration.   The Church incorporated the rite into its own calendar as a period of thanksgiving. The...

Easter Monday is the Monday follwoing Easter. Early Christians celebrated the days immediately following Easter – the most important holy day in the Christian church, by telling jokes, playing pranks, and feasting on lamb. People would add fragrant oil or perfume to the Easter water they brought home from church, and...

Legend has it that Buddha invited all the animals to his kingdom, but only 12 attended. Because of that, Buddha dedicated a year to each animal. People born would from then on would inherit some of the animal’s characteristics, depending on which year they were born. On the eve of the New Year, all family members...

Australia Day, January 26, is the biggest day of celebration in the country and is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories. On Australia Day celebration is for being Australian. It’s a day to reflect on what had been achieved in this nation.  

Deepavali, or DIwãli, is the Hindu festival of lights, held on the final day of the Vikram calendar, one type of a Hindu calendar that is followed by Northern Indians. The following day marks the beginning of a new year for Northern Indians, and is called Annakut. In South India, Diwali does not coincide with the...

Victory Day- May 9, is one of the greatest holidays for Russians all over the world. The holiday celebrates the great victory of 1945, and honors the memory of the heroes who gave their lives for Russia (and for other countries as well). On Victory Day, the President of Russia sends congratulatory letters to all the...

Labor Day, May 1, is an annual holiday that resulted from efforts of the labor union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.

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