The 68th Jerusalem March will take place on Oct. 4 and is, once again, expected to draw tens of thousands to Israel’s capital during the Sukkot holiday.
Among the marchers will be the participants of the ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles, the largest annual Evangelical Christian celebration in Israel which brings thousands of tourists to Israel for an 8-day-long celebration over Sukkot.
The colorful parade draws thousands of people from Israel and around the world, including tourist groups, marching bands, IDF soldiers, street artists, dance troupes and more.
The Jerusalem parade will begin at on Bezalel Street at 3 p.m., proceed down Hillel, Ben Sira and King David streets, and end at the First Station entertainment complex.
“We invite all the residents of the city as well as visitors to come to the traditional Sukkot celebration, breathe the mountain air that is clear as wine, march in the scenic and historic streets of Jerusalem, and enjoy the festive celebration for children,” the Jerusalem Municipality said in a statement.
The municipality has planned a whole array of diverse activities surrounding the parade, including a morning walk with three different routes throughout the city, a main celebration in Sacher Park to include children’s activities, workshops and performances, as well as the festive march itself.
During the Sukkot holiday, Jerusalem will also be home to the world’s largest tabernacle – the “Mayor of Jerusalem’s Sukkah” – which will be erected in front of the municipality building. It will cover an area of 800 square meters (more than 8,600 square feet) and have the capacity to host about 650 people.
In addition, the largest market for the “four species,” the four types of plants that are part of the Jewish Sukkot prayers, will open in Jerusalem’s Valero Square, adjacent to the Mahane Yehuda Market.
The four species are the “etrog” (citron), “lulav” (palm branch), “hadas” (myrtle) and “arava” (willow).
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.