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Sukkot Jerusalem March

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Basic Information

Location Jaffa Road, Jerusalem
Date 2013/09/24 - 2000/01/01
Recurring Event: yes
Phone number 02-531-4600
Country Israel
City Jerusalem

Tourist Information

Free entry yes
Suitable for kids yes
Handicap accessibility no
Yearly event yes
Website http://www.touristisrael.com/sukkot-in-jerusalem/8164/


Summary

Every year the Jerusalem municipality organizes a festive parade along the main streets of Jerusalem’s city center in honor of Sukkot. The march begins on King George St. continues on to Agron St. and King David St. and comes to a close at the Old Train Station parking lot in Baka. The march has drawn up to 20,000 people in the past and in recent years the numbers have skyrocketed to around 75,000 people. The parade is led by the Jerusalem Mayor and also features marching bands, performers, and dancing troupes who interact with the crowd along the march by handing out Israeli flags. Many participants are internationals, mostly Christian tourists, who come annually to the parade to express their solidarity with Israel and to bring support from their home countries. Besides the march itself, the city comes alive in other ways with storytellers, street performances and other activities. It’s a great event for families and especially for children – but most of all its uplifting to see support from international participants who travel all the way to Jerusalem just to participate in the parade.


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