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Sukkah Open House at the Presidents House

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Sukkah Open House at the Presidents House


Basic Information

Location 3 Rehov HaNasi, Jerusalem
Date 2013/09/24
Recurring Event: yes
Phone number 02-670-7211
Country Israel
City Jerusalem

Tourist Information

Free entry yes
Suitable for kids yes
Handicap accessibility yes
Yearly event yes
Website http://www.touristisrael.com/shimon-peres-presidents-open-house-sukkot/8096/


A few days after Yom Kippur, Israelis celebrate the Sukkot or in English, the Feast of the Tabernacles, in commemoration of the period of wandering the in desert after the exodus from Egypt. Israelis construct temporary booths in their homes, offices, and backyards, which stand for seven days of the festival. One of the most popular sukkots to visit is the President’s residence in Jerusalem for a once yearly open house party where the president himself mingles with the crowd. Israel’s finest musicians and dancers entertain the guests, both locals and tourists, as they tour the residence where so many important political figures have gathered for decades. In addition to frivolous entertainment, the grounds display highlights of the Israeli space program, complete with retired missiles and satellites, and recent advances agricultural technology. Lucky guests will brush shoulders with the political entourage and shake the president's hand as he makes his way through the guests.

Photo Gallery

  • photo by Saar Yaakov

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