Jerusalem Events March 2017

The Best Things to Do in Jerusalem in March


Shushan Purim in Jerusalem

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.

(To find out more about how to celebrate the holiday, wherever you are, visit the Chabad Purim website. To make a Purim donation to our fund for disabled children in Jerusalem, click here.)

Some of the Jerusalem Purim offerings this year include:

  • Purim Carnival at Safra Square, with children's performers,  costume prizes, bands, clowns and more.  March 13, from 11:30 to 15:30. Entrance is free. The light trains stops at Safra Square, so it couldn't be easier to get there. In case of rain, the event will be held at Cinema  City.
  • Street Performers. Starting Sunday evening, Mamilla Mall will be an open-air fair, with all kinds of performances running through Monday afternoon.

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.

Jerusalem Arts Festival

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

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