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Purim Street Party in Tel Aviv

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Basic Information

Location Tel Aviv, Israel
Date 2013/02/23 - 2013/02/24
Recurring Event: yes
Phone number 972-3-5128214
Country Israel
City Tel Aviv-Yafo

Tourist Information

Free entry yes
Suitable for kids yes
Handicap accessibility no
Yearly event yes
Website http://www.touristisrael.com/purim-in-tel-aviv/5336/


Summary

Purim is the festival that celebrates the survival of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire in spite of an evil plot concocted by Haman. The main symbols of Purim are masquerading, and from kids to adults, this tradition is widely embraced, along with festive drinking. Special foods, including Hamantaschen (Oznei Haman) – sweet pastry filled with, typically, a sweet poppy seed filling, are eaten, and bakeries across the country will be baking these in the run up to the festival. In particular, Purim street parties have become a tradition in Tel Aviv. Sponsored by the city municipality, one of the main city squares is turned into a big music and customs party. The event features performances from some top musicians as well as a great party atmosphere. Israelis from all walks of life participat, young and old, religious and secular.


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