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Traveling Destinations in Israel for Passover

Passover in Israel is one of the busiest holidays of the year for visitors and events. Tourists fly in from all over to visit various destinations in Israel as well as spending the holidays with family and friends. Passover is an important event in the Jewish calendar and is marked across Israel. The first and last days of Passover are public holidays in Israel, and the intermediate days are popular times for families to take vacations and day trips. As a result, events for Passover take place across Israel throughout the period, some religion based, others designed for kids, and families meaning there are loads of great things to do in Israel for Passover.

Passover is the festival which commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. The story behind the festival is that God helped the ancient Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians that caused the Pharaoh to release Israelite slaves. When Pharaoh freed the Jews, the story is that they left in such a hurry that they could not wait for bread dough to rise (leaven). As a result, for the duration of Passover no leavened bread is eaten, and Matzo (flat unleavened bread) is a symbol of the holiday.

Events take place across Israel during the Passover holiday, and with spring in the air, and families out enjoying the time, the demand creates an incredible array of events from the cities to nature reserves and parks across Israel.

Explore the nature of Israel by taking a jeep tour which can take you deep into Israel’s deserts in the Negev, Judean area, or at the hills of the Galilee.  Tours can last from 2 hours till a whole day, and are fun, memorable, and educational.  With such a mass of trails only accessible to jeeps, and professional and well equipped guides waiting to take you, make sure you don’t miss the experience to take a jeep tour in Israel.

The Ahava Dead Sea Music festival which takes place every year  is one of Israel’s leading rock festivals that attract some of Israel’s most famous names in music. Taking place at the Dead Sea, the Ahava Festival combines musical performances with hikes through the beautiful nature of the region and tours of its tumultuous history. The Festival takes place every year during the Passover holiday, and attracts some of Israel’s top musicians.

Bank Hapoalim annually sponsors ten Israel museums that are open for free on Passover. These include some of the most popular and best museums in Israel as well as many beauty spots and smaller museums. The free entry at Passover is an incredibly popular scheme with thousands of Israelis taking advantage and as a result, museums being busier than pretty well any other time.

Across Israel, Pesach falls out on spring-time which is conducive for participating in many outdoor activities.  Activities range from cannoning, caving, paragliding, surfing, to windsurfing, etc, are all incredibly popular and accessible whether you are a novice or experienced.

Looking for something more relaxing instead? Israel is home to some of the best spas in the world, so you can come and chill out for a while. Criss-crossed by spas offering varied treatments from across the world, Israelis are big on their treatments and whether it involves a quiet weekend retreat in a rural corner of the country or a treatment the center of a major city, there are huge selections of spas to choose from.

Spend Passover in Jerusalem. Passover in Jerusalem is one of the busiest cities in Israel. Jerusalem is loads with special events and activities to do for Passover and thousands of tourists come to celebrate the significance of the words Jews say, “next year in Jerusalem”. School kids in Jerusalem are on holiday over Passover meaning that families are also out looking for things to do. The result is an amazing array of special events in Jerusalem for Passover for families: shows, museums events, festivals, and special tours.

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