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The Best May Festivals in Israel

In Israel we like to have fun, celebrate occasions, discover new things and just enjoy our time. If you’re planning to come to Israel in May, you might want to know about some of the best festivals taking place in Israel at that time of year. Here are three of the best festivals taking place in May:

Light in Jerusalem Festival

This light festival is one of the most impressive festivals in Israel, taking place in Jerusalem. You can wander around the Old City of Jerusalem and admire the beautiful works of art that lighten up the Old City Walls. I’ve been to this festival last year and was enchanted by the wonderful light shows! Free of charge.

Where? The Old City of Jerusalem.

When? 25th of May until 2nd of June.

For more info, check the official site of Light in Jerusalem Festival 2016.

International Photography Festival

If you’re interested in photogrpahy and planning to visit Tel Aviv-Jaffa while in Israel this May, you should take part in this great festival. Hundreds of photographers will showcase their works of art in the different galleries, and many more photographic activities will take place. The festival requires an entry fee. 

Where? Jaffa Port and The Old City.

When? 23rd of April until 7th of May.

For more info, check the official site of international Photography Festival.

Jacob’s Ladder Festival

One of the leading music festivals in Israel, taking place next to the Sea of Galilee (Kineret). This is the festival for all you music lovers. You can enjoy many different concerts, alongside other activities, such as dance and music workshops and yoga sessions. There’s planty of room for tents. The festival requires an entry fee. 

Where? Nof Ginosar, situated next to Kibbutz Ginosar, next to the Sea of Galilee.

When? 19-21 of May.

For more info, check the official site of Jacob’s Ladder Festival.