Purim in Jerusalem is a colorful and fun time to be in the ‘city of gold’ with events taking place across town to celebrate the Jewish holiday which is a favorite among the masses. A number of Purim events will take place around the city from carnivals to parties. There’s something for every age and every interest. Here are some of the highlights for Purim in Jerusalem in 2013.
Family Purim Events
Mamilla Purim Carnival
Purim in Jerusalem. Image Ron Almog
Throughout the day, events for the whole family will take place in the Mamilla Mall in downtown Jerusalem with performers including dancers, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, and dressed up characters, there to entertain kids and adults alike.
The Israel Museum will offer free entrance to children and special events including craft activities, and a ‘wild street party’
At the Tower of David Museum, special ‘theatrical tours’ will offer a different take on Jerusalem’s history.
Safra Square Purim Event
The official Jerusalem Purim event takes place at Safra Square. Designed for kids, it’ll feature activities and performances .
Febraury 25. 12.00 to 16.00
Purim Parties in Jerusalem
Unlike Tel Aviv, you have to search a little harder for a great adult Purim party in Jerusalem. Nonetheless, they do exist, and here are some picks:
Abraham’s Brazilian Purim Carnival
The awesome Abraham Hostel Bar in downtown Jerusalem will be hosting what promises to be a great event. Likely to draw a big and wide crowd of locals and internationals, it’ll be a colorful evening to remember.
Haneviim 67, Saturday February 23 @ 8pm
Safra Square Purim Party
Many of Jerusalem’s student organizations will come together to arrange this mega Purim party in Safra Square in the center of the city. A costume party featuring dancing till dawn, entry is only for those in costumes, and tickets will rise from 50 NIS to 70 NIS in price
Safra Square, Sunday February 24 @ 10.30pm
Do not argue with Tradition
Throughout the day, from 11am to 11pm, great sounds from the worlds of reggae, punk, hip hop, bass, and house, will perform in Sacher Park in a special Purim event
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