Easter in Israel – a trip to Israel

Israel is a holy place for pilgrims from all over the world who come here all year to touch the guardians of the legend of Jesus Christ. Particularly memorable trip will be during the celebration of Easter in Israel. Passover – Passover – is associated with the Exodus of Jews from Egypt, but over the years the holiday has transformed into Christian Easter, the main event of which is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

How to celebrate Easter in Israel
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How to celebrate Easter in Israel

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If you decide to celebrate Easter in Israel, then plan a vacation for the whole Easter week, during which Jewish Passover is celebrated. It’s pointless to fly to Israel for 1-2 days – all impressions will be crumpled, because in the cities of Israel there are many monuments of birth, life, miracles and the resurrection of the son of the Lord that are worthy of being seen.

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For convenience, you can arrive in Israel on Wednesday or Thursday. Slowly accommodate in a hotel, the reservation of which must be taken care of in advance. Visit sights related to the birth of the Savior – the city of Bethlehem, such as the Cave of the Nativity, the Basilica of the Nativity, the cave of the murdered Bethlehem babies.

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On Good Friday, all travelers go on foot on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. All the pilgrims overcome the Way of the Cross, made by Jesus Christ with his burden along the Road of Sorrow. The journey begins from the prison where the criminals were kept, and ends at the famous Calvary. An important event of Good Friday evening – the removal of the Holy Shroud – a board with the image of Jesus Christ lying in a tomb. The shroud is set in the center by the temple employees and decorated with fresh flowers..

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Holy Saturday is the most responsible and exciting day for believers around the world. In the Temple of the Holy Sepulcher after a special service, the event of the Descent of the Holy Fire takes place, symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Holy Fire descends annually as a testimony of the Lord’s boundless love for people. According to legend, in the year when indulgence does not take place, the end of the world will come. Therefore, joy and peace after the Holy Fire envelops the whole noisy crowd of pilgrims gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

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On Bright Sunday, a magnificent service is held in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. You can indulge in Easter talk. Traditional Passover dishes include fresh matzoh, wine or grape juice and bitter dishes in memory of the bitterness of expulsion from Egypt.

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The celebration of the Easter holiday in Israel is different from the Orthodox celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. But every traveler, whether he believes in the Lord or not, during the Easter week in Israel feels the power and love of the Most High. And the surviving testimonies of the great history of Jesus Christ will forever leave an imprint on the heart of every pilgrim.

Have a nice trip!

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