We are so lucky that this time in Israel we are here for a number of important days. Most notably is the Biblical Festival of Shavuot (Pentecost), but also a bunch of other fun days including Israel’s Independence Day – Yom Ha’Atzmaut!
We didn’t really know what to expect, but when we randomly bumped into Te’ena a few days before this she let us know that it would be a late night full of dancing and celebrations! Yay! We waited for Memorial Day to officially end, and headed out onto the streets around 8:30pm. Things were just warming up, but by 9 or 9:30 everything was pumping.
I’ve made a little video about it, so hopefully that can help you see the atmosphere! We had such fun, even though we’re not Israeli’s we could still celebrate Independence Day, and get in the spirit of it. Actually, I LOVE Israel’s Independence Day, because it is a beautiful celebration and reminder that God is true to his word, and that we are living in an era where prophesies are being fulfilled. God is the same yesterday, today and forever, and he will never forget his people. xo
These are the sorts of experiences that really make a trip exciting, interesting and memorable! Like the Cherry Blossom Festival we were fortunate to visit in Seoul, this is something we will never forget. Definitely worth waking our kids up to take them out for this, and keeping them up till 11:30 at night! Hopefully this will be something that will stick with them (if not, we’ve got it on video! Ha!).