Purim in Israel. March 9-10, 2020

FacebookWhatsAppTwitterPinterestCopy Link

Purim is one of the most widely popular festivals in Israel. The whole country celebrates Purim in Israel, from religious Jews in Jerusalem to secular Tel Avivians, it is a time of festivity and goes far beyond its original religious roots. Parties take place across Israel, with Purim street parties with carnival atmospheres taking place in almost every city, town, and village in the country.

It 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.

In 2020, the festival of Purim will take place from the evening of March 9 until the evening of March 10.

** For events in Tel Aviv – see our dedicated article about Purim in Tel Aviv and for events in Jerusalem, Purim in Jerusalem** For events in the rest of Israel, see below **

Purim in Israel

Purim is the festival that celebrates the Jewish people in the Persian Empire’s survival in the face of destruction. It followed in the wake of a plot by Haman. The festival is wildly popular. It is not a day when people do not work, and businesses are open pretty well as usual. The main symbols of Purim are masquerading. From kids to adults, this tradition is widely embraced, and festive drinking, which many interpret as ‘getting drunk’ among all elements of society. Special foods, including Hamantaschen (Oznei Haman) –  sweet pastry filled with, typically, a sweet poppy seed filling, are eaten, and bakeries across the country will be baking these in the run-up to the festival.

Tel Aviv Street Party Purim Rave (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER)

The craziest Purim bash in Tel Aviv is returning this year. It’s now at its new and improved location in Charles Clore Park. The Tel Aviv Street Party Purim Rave will be the biggest event yet. It will feature two stages with electronic and mainstream music, opportunities to buy food and drinks, and even fashion and accessories. This is a must event. Dress in your best look and come ready to celebrate!

Tel Aviv Purim Zombie Walk

Another annual event, the Tel Aviv Purim Zombie walk features, well, zombies, walking through the streets of Tel Aviv. In 2020, the event is expected to return on March 14 at 21:30. Thousands of locals will be dressed as zombies, invading nighttime Tel Aviv.

More Purim in Tel Aviv here

Purim in Safra Square Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s main Purim event takes place in Safra Square in the heart of the city. It hosts a huge range of events for kids and families alike.

More Purim in Jerusalem here

Adloyada Holon, Holon Purim Parade

Adloyada Holon is one of the biggest Purim events in Israel. It’s a massive carnival that will take place in 2020 for the 29th time in the city of Holon. This is just south of Tel Aviv. Read more about Adloyada Holon.

Purim Carnivals

FacebookWhatsAppTwitterPinterestCopy Link

Event Booking Details

Event Date: 21/03/2019