Purim Celebrations in TLV

Get your Instagram account ready and bring out your most creative costume! Because in Tel Aviv everyone goes all out for Purim, one of the funniest holidays in Israel. It’s the holiday commemorating our Jewish heritage based on the biblical Book of Esther. It’s celebrated by everyone in Israel, young and old, religious and secular, to all measures from putting out a costume to intricate parties and parades. 


In Tel Aviv, the hub of all cultures in Israel you will find week-long festivities. There are street fairs and parties, clubs hosting special Purim themed nights, and costume contests at restaurants and places of business.


This year, 2020, the festival of Purim starts from the evening of March 9th until the evening of March 10th, but throughout the week of these dates, you’ll be able to find and join special events with the Purim atmosphere. 


While you are local with one of the jobs for Americans in Israel, we urge you to get out and join the fun, costume and all.


Purim Celebrations in Tel Aviv:


  • Reading 3, a large event and concert hall in the port of Tel Aviv is hosting a circus-themed party with top DJs but there’s a catch – you have to come in costume. It’ll be worth it! March 6th at 9:30 pm
  • A street party on Dubnov Street in the heart of Tel Aviv. The theme this year is none other than ‘Superheros’ where you’ll be able to dance to music, get tipsy on drinks, and be surrounded by lots of happy people. Make an effort and put on a costume, or at least accessorize, to feel the groove and come down to enjoy a truly unique Tel Avivian night. March 6th at 9:30 pm.
  • The traditional annual Purim celebrations in Tel Aviv’s most popular Avenue, Shderot Rothschild. The whole street will be filled with performances, food stands, DJs and music, and tons of people. March 9th at 9 pm, and it’s free!
  • At the ‘Tachana’ the refurbished and updated train station bordering Jaffa there will be one party across three different corners of the space. The theme this year is ‘Safari’.A Purim party throughout Jaffa’s ancient streets. Jaffa is comprised of narrow passageways between its stone buildings and apartments right by the Mediterranean port still servicing fishermen and small boats. During the holiday, these will be lined with music, art, different activities and food where you can walk around and around each corner enjoy exciting surprises. March 9th at 9 pm. 


Aside from these special events and parties, Tel Aviv will enjoy a week of fun, silly, and festive atmosphere. Kids will be walking around in colorful costumes, as will adults, and even dogs. As one of the top Israel interns, take some time to enjoy the week, go to the parties, and don’t forget to taste the Hamantaschen, the specialty Purim cookies resembling Haman the Evil’s ear.