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Red Sea International Classical Music Festival in Eilat

A classical music festival featuring concerts performed by Israeli and international musicians under the baton of maestro Valery Gergiev.
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Eilat Chamber Music Festival

The international red sea chamber music festival is held every year on spring in the southern resort city of Eilat.
The festival hosts great musicians that not only perform but also give master-classes and workshops.
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Purim Street Party in Tel aviv

Purim street parties have become a tradition in Tel Aviv. Sponsored by the city council and by individuals, a main city square or pedestrian-only street is turned into a big music and customs party.
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Jerusalem Arts Festival

Jerusalem arts festival is an important cultural and art event in Israel, with hundreds of dancers, singers, actors and artists performing dozens of shows in various locations throughout the city.
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Shirat Hayam: Jewish Culture Festival

Shirat Hayam is a two-day Jewish culture event that features lectures, symposiums, music, plays, films and more, held in Givatayim theater (center of Israel, near Tel Aviv) during the intermediate days of Passover.
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International Students Festival in Eilat

Four days in which students from Israel and abroad enjoy music, shows, parties and other youth events.
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Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade & Street Party

Tel Aviv pride parade and street party
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Jerusalem Film Festival

International film festival in Jerusalem
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Hutzot Hayotzer Arts and Crafts Fair in Jerusalem

The biggest arts and crafts fair in Jerusalem features the work of Israeli and international artists: paintings, handmade jewelry, ceramics, Judaica, sculptures and more.
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Safed Klezmer Festival

Safed (Zafat) Klezmer Festival, the biggest Jewish music in the world of its kind, features a 3-day event of contemporary and traditional klezmer music
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Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat

The jazz festival in Eilat is a famous event that attracts jazz performers and fans from Israel and abroad.
It lasts for 4 days during which over 35 concerts and jam sessions are performed, few are open to the public free of charge.
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Balagan Salsa Festival in Eilat

A big Latin/ballroom weekend dance event held every year in Eilat at the end of the summer. The fun Latin event of the summer includes salsa and ballroom parties, dance workshops and pool parties in an all-inclusive 5 stars hotel.
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Jewish New Year

The Jewish new year, Rosh-Hashana, is a 2 rest days holiday in Israel.
Read here all the info and travel tips.
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9 of Av Fast

The Jewish fast of “Tisha B’Av” is a day of mourning to commemorate the destruction of the first and second Temples (586 B.C.E. and 70 C.E.).
The impact on travelers is minor to medium.
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Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Yom Kippur is a Jewish sacred day, during which the state of Israel practically pauses.
Its impact on travelers is huge, so if your planned vacation to Israel falls on this date, you are encouraged to read our explanations and tips about Yom Kippur in the article holidays in Israel
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Sukkot Holiday

Sukkot (Succot) is the holiday that commemorates the wanderings of the ancient Israelite people in the desert after the exodus from Egypt. During those days they used makeshift booths (traditional huts), which became the symbol of the holiday. The holiday …
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Fresh Paint Art Fair

A successful and exciting contemporary art fair where young and talented artists display their artwork alongside with exhibitions of art galleries from around the country.
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Abu Gosh Vocal Music Festival

The Abu-Gosh vocal music festival is the most important event of its kind in Israel, taking place twice a year on the holidays of Tabernacles (Sukkot) and Pentecost (Shavuot).
The performances take place in two churches at the small Abu-Gosh village near Jerusalem.
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Around Tel Aviv on Bikes

One of the best sport events and happeningĀ for bikers. Cycle in and around Tel Aviv on Friday morning. There are usually 3 courses to choose from: family (7km), medium (20km) and long (40km). The start and end points are at …
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Tiberias International Marathon

The annual Tiberias International Marathon (January) has a unique course starts at Tiberias and follows the south shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, and the runners can enjoy the landscape of the city, sea and the Jordan Valley.
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Purim Carnival in Holon

The famous Purim street parade (Adloyada) is held every year in the city of Holon (center Israel).
Hundreds of participants march with customs and carry big puppets in the main streets along with dance and music groups.
A great holiday atmosphere for the kids.
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Momorial and Independence Day

Two of the most important days in Israel’s annual events are the national memorial day followed by the independence day. Memorial Day On memorial day, Israel mourn the death of its soldiers, law enforcement personnel and terrorist victims who died …
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Museum Day

Every year in May the Israeli branch of the International Council of Museums organized the local museums day during which many museums are open for free.
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Jerusalem Lights Festival

A spectacular open-air exhibition of light art in Jerusalem. The streets of the old city of Jerusalem are brought to life at night with a beautiful display of lights and light-related art, performances and shows by local and international artists.
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Israel Festival in Jerusalem

Perhaps the most important festival in the field of the performing arts in Israel is held every year in Jerusalem. Dozens of high-quality, unique and contemporary dance, music and theater shows performed by Israeli and foreigner artists attract thousands of …
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International Salsa Congress in Eilat

The annual Mediterranean salsa congress in Eilat is a weekend of salsa dance and music featuring parties, workshops, live music performance, street parade and more
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Karmiel Dance Festival

The biggest festival in Israel dedicated to modern and folklore dance.
Held in Karmiel in western Galilee, north Israel, it attracts around 5 thousands local and international performers that participate in more than 100 performances and events.
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Maccabiah Games

The Jewish Olympics games, the biggest athletic event in Israel occurs every 4 years
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