Easter or Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a spring Jewish holiday, one of two holidays in the Hebrew calendar that lasts one week. Easter is traditionally one of the three holidays on which Jews made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Today Jerusalem is once again a popular Easter destination and the city welcomes its guests with an amazing array of activities.
Passover (Pesach) 2021 begins on the evening of March 27th and ends after sunset on April 3rd.
Honoring customs and traditions
The first stop upon arrival in Jerusalem is the Wailing Wall, where the sacred blessing (Birkat Kohanim) will take place on April 22 at 8:45 am. You should experience these feelings at least once. If you are not afraid of large crowds, join one of the tens of thousands of people who attend this event every year.
Most tourists get to the Old Town by train from Herzliya. By ordering a car with a driver in Jerusalem, you will get to the Old City by car without any problems, albeit a little earlier, but time can play into your hands. Since getting to the square you will take the optimal place for you to wait for the action.
Outdoor party at the Tower of David Museum
In the evening, attend a night show at the Tower of David Museum. This is a breathtaking light and sound show that tells the story of King David from his childhood to the days of his victory over the Jebusites. To create the show, advanced technologies are used with powerful 20 laser projectors, computerized systems – 10 audio players, 14 computers, 14 speakers and amplifiers, as well as 10 kilometers of advanced cable infrastructure.
Family fun in the city of David
Every year, the City of David hosts great family events for the Spring Festival:
- Adventure tour of Archaeological Park – Davidson Center.
- Hallelujah night show.
- A magical tour of the underground biblical City of David!
- The Valley of the King is a festival with many free activities and attractions.
- A unique segway tour.
- A guided tour of the Blue Stone Trail, you will discover the ancient waterways that once flowed to Jerusalem.
- Take an electric bike ride along the beautiful Haas promenade for the best panoramic views.
- Walkthrough the archaeological sites in Emek-Tsurim National Park applying a cool navigation game for the whole family.
Pesach in the Botanical Garden
In spring, the Botanical Garden is in full bloom. Don’t waste a minute, rent a car with a driver in Jerusalem and go with your family to enjoy the beautiful views of the spring gardens.
On Easter in the botanical garden in cooperation with the magazine, “Mashiv” will be held the holiday “Poets in the Garden”. The program has the form of a poetry exhibition, the purpose of which is to unite man with nature, accompanied by musical events, as well as master classes with poets of Israel, poetry tours, and many other surprises.
Date and time: April 21-24 from 10:00 to 17:00 (last entry at 16:00). April 25 from 10:00 to 15:00 (last entry at 14:00).
Where: Jerusalem Botanical Garden, Givat Ram, Jerusalem.
The entrance is free.
Paintball Passover Xtreme in Jerusalem
Do you want to spend Passover this year actively, with exciting adventures? Welcome to the Jerusalem Forest for paintball. Compete with friends and family in this addictive game in which you race through the forest trying to catch your “opponents”.
Capture the Flag Paintball Style – each team attempts to capture the flag of their opposing team.
Team building exercises
VIP Army Style – Defense skills, reconstruction of real battles, and simulations in the spirit of real IDF training.
Where: Gilo Park, Jerusalem
Easter in the Galita chocolate workshop
On this Passover holiday, Kibbutz Tsuba has something for the whole family. Do you like chocolate? At Galita Chocolate Workshop you will learn how to prepare special kosher treats for Easter. Workshops are offered for all ages, choose what suits each member of your family and feel like a true chocolatier together.
Chocolate workshops are mehadrines and do not contain kitniyot.
Where: 10, Degania Bet, 1513000 – Galita Chocolate Farm
Hollander Distillery Tour
On Passover 2021, come to Jerusalem and visit Hollander Winery for a very special guided tour of this family-run distillery. Learn how liquor, schnapps, and brandy are made. Follow the steps in the process, from fresh fruit to fruity liqueur.
Tours last one hour and are open to families, but tastings are for adults only.
Where: Moshav Beit Meir in the Jerusalem Hills.
When: The Passover Tours will run at 10:00, 12:00, and 14:00 from Sunday to Thursday. Advance booking required.