The celebration of Purim in Israel has started! It's a special holiday, filled with costumes, cookies, parties, and parades. During this time, Jews celebrate the biblical story of Esther and how she saved the Jewish people. Our friends at ISRAEL21c put together a list of the best ways to celebrate on this fun Jewish holiday:
1. Tel Aviv street party
The city of Tel Aviv hosts an annual free street party at Kikar Hamedina, where thousands of partygoers deck out in costume and dance together. This year’s event takes place March 25 at noon to 5pm. Expect top musicians and deejays to keep the beat pumping.
2. Jerusalem street parties
The annual Nachlaot street party has become synonymous with amazingly creative costumes and the best party vibe in the city. The event is organized by residents of this artsy neighborhood.
The municipality sponsors an official Jerusalem street party for families at Safra Square, scheduled this year for March 25 from 11am to 3pm. On the bill: costume competitions, street performers, bands and clowns.
For more information on the biblical roots of Purim, read this month's Limmud study on Haman.