Israel kick-starts on 68th Independence Day

Published on : Saturday, May 14, 2016

Entire population of Israel is busy right at this moment to rejoice the 68th Yom Ha’atzmaut or the Israeli declaration of Independence.  The avowal was proclaimed first on 14th May in 1948 and by ending the British Mandate, Israel officially became Jewish homeland. Zvi Berenson was the man to make the first draft of the declaration.



The merriment has already started throughout the country since in the Jewish calendar; days always begin at the nightfall right after 12.



All the roads and alleys, every nook and corner of the country gets decorated with Israeli flags and light. Artists perform on stage, in the streets, in the parks; everywhere in ecstasy. Some picks up their picnic baskets and starts barbequing in the open whereas others hit various food-joints and pubs to get a bite. Although some barbeques create high alert when it sparks up bush-fires; it gets controlled almost immediately. All but the Food industry close down for the entire day and night.




Activities that you can expect to come across are as follows:




When the entire country has a bash, the law enforcement officials stay vigilant than never before. So, if you are visiting Israel today or you are already there, be very careful to hold on to your passport, documents and other essentials. All the airports, stations, bus-stops, check points, public places, and important structures are kept under watchful eyes to avoid any mishap. You can expect to be stuck in the traffic for a while as well.

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