The Best Things to Do in Jerusalem in March
Jerusalem events for the month of March peak with the Jewish holiday of Purim. Get set for much levity, good cheer and fun to the entire month.
Dressing up is very much a part of the holiday. This explains the crazy costumes you'll see in many shop windows and the kids or teens walking around with their faces painted.
Jerusalem is special when it comes to Purim. While the rest of the world celebrates Purim, Jerusalem celebrates Shushan Purim, a day later. Thus the ranks of our city swell as people from all over Israel travel to Jerusalem for a second day of revelry.
This year, Shushan Purim will be celebrated on Monday, March 13, 2016.
Enjoy the day by strolling through the streets, watching the kids and adults in costumes, delivering treats to friends and distributing charity.
Some of the Jerusalem Purim offerings this year include:
Here are some more things to do in Jerusalem in March. Events are listed in order of their appearance on the calendar and, obviously, not in order of importance.
The Jerusalem Arts Festival starts March 28 and will run until April 4, 2017.
Shows featuring dance, theater, music and song will held all over the city.
For more information on specific performances, see www.arts-festival.jerusalem.muni.il