purim

During the holiday of Purim, the streets of Israel go wild as thousands of people dress up in their favorite fancy dress costumes.

You don’t have to be a child to dress up, everyone does it.

The holiday, which falls on Thursday and Friday, commemorates the Jewish salvation from genocide in ancient Persia and aside from dressing up, customs include sending out holiday food parcels, giving charity and public celebrations.

In the photograph, Israelis celebrate the holiday at a street party in Nachlaot in Jerusalem. Photo by Nati Shohat, Flash90.

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