Festivals & celebrations

Experience the Israeli culture through the country’s amazing festivals and events, drawing visitors from all around the globe.
A festival in Israel

One of the best ways to experience the unique and fascinating cultures in Israel is to attend some of the numerous holidays, festivals, and celebrations that are being held here annually. Those showcase the colorful and diverse Israeli society, comprised of citizens of several different religions, cultures, and lifestyles.

Of course, your experience will greatly depend on the time of your visit, but some of the most special celebrations include the festival of lights known as Hanukkah, the extremely popular Tel Aviv Pride parade, and the Mimouna, a traditional Moroccan-Jewish celebration.

In addition, Israel has a highly popular music festival scene, with most being held in stunning locations in the middle of the desert, attracting thousands of visitors, and the nation’s best artists, for parties and showsh that last several days. Those interested in more laid-back options, will be pleased to know about the beloved international film festivals, held annually in several cities like Haifa and Jerusalem, featuring unique and successful films from all around the globe.

Wondering when are the best festivals and celebrations? Still trying to decide which events are the most suitable for you or your family? Here, you will find all of the important details about the best festivals and celebrations in Israel.

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