Wednesday evening 28 February and Thursday 1 March 2018
Purim in Netanya – get your costumes ready
The colorful parade (Adloyada – ‘ad she lo yoda’ – reference to the custom of drinking on Purim until you cannot tell the difference between right and wrong) returns to the city and for the first time in Israel representatives will march to a height of 21 meters!
Thousands of participants, children, dancers, jugglers, clowns and performers will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of Netanya and 70 years of the State of Israel in a variety of events that will last two days.
Thursday 1 March 2018 From 11.00 am along Shalom Aleichem Street (corner of Ben Zvi Boulevard) to Winter Park (Ben Gurion Blvd.). From 12.00am – Celebration in the Winter Park (Agamim)
Friday 2 March 2018 – Starting at 11.00am – Happening and performances at the new Independence Square.
Purim is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Israel. Purim here is embraced by the whole country, from kids to adults, by both religious and secular Jews, it is a time of fancy dress, festivity and is celebrated far beyond its original religious roots. Purim is celebrated across Israel, with street parties with carnival atmospheres taking place in almost every city, town and village in the country. Special foods for Purim are eaten, including Hamantaschen (Oznei Haman) – sweet pastry typically filled with sweet poppy seed, but also with jam, chocolate, dates or nuts.
Purim is also one of the biggest nights of the year at clubs up and down the country. With so much going on, and so much color in the amazing costumes that can be seen, Purim in Israel is a fascinating time to be in the country.