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Colors of Netanya - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

In recent years, Netanya has become a popular resort city visited by travelers from many foreign countries. Such active development did not prevent the city from preserving its unique cultural traditions, which are mainly backed by religious canons. They manifest themselves in all spheres of life, including gastronomy. Religious dietary laws of kashrut still remain relevant in local cooking. According to them, local people are not permitted to eat dishes from pork, hare, and birds of prey. Some types of seafood are banned too - in particular, fish without scales. Some restrictions apply to drinking alcohol, especially during major religious holidays.
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A traditional day-off for locals is Saturday. Even public transport does not run on this day. According to local traditions, no hard work can be done on Saturday - more time should be devoted to prayer. According to another tradition, on Saturday evening, it is customary to set a festive table full of popular regional dishes. Most of the holidays are celebrated according to the lunar calendar, so their dates vary from year to year.
One of the most beautiful and interesting holidays is Passover, which is usually celebrated in late March or early April. This 7-day holiday is one of the most significant in Jewish culture and is dedicated to the exodus of Jews from Egypt. Passover is held with the observance of many interesting traditions, including those regarding festive table setting. For serving traditional dishes on holiday days, special dishes are used. Cooking treats on holiday days is more like a beautiful ritual. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In recent years, the holiday program has become very diverse. Not only fans of Jewish culture are invited to participate. Many entertainments are organized for children. On these days, they can enjoy theatrical performances and exciting tours that take place in all local cultural centers. Most of the entertainment events organized in the city are free of charge. With the advent of modern international culture, interesting modern holidays began to be held in the city.
In the summer, they hold a traditional festival aimed at preserving and promoting the national traditions of Israel. Musicians, dancers, and folklore groups from all over the country join this festival. In recent years, much attention has been paid to youth culture. Guests of the beautiful summer holiday will have a chance to admire traditional costumes of local residents striking in their colorfulness and sophistication. One of the most popular entertainments for Netanya guests within the framework of the festival is dance performances, many of which take place on open-air stages.
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Since the city is visited by many foreign guests every year, local residents have long been accustomed to representatives of other cultures and treat them with some respect and interest. To show respect in return, it's enough just to follow generally accepted rules and learn a few simple phrases in their native language - this will be appreciated for sure. Going for a walk around the city, it is more preferable to wear closed and modest clothes of elegant shades. More provocative outfits will be only appropriate on the beach or in the territory of large hotels. Travelers who are planning to visit local religious and historical sites should be especially careful when choosing outfits. Such places are highly revered by the townspeople.
Some rules should be taken into account by those who expect to visit local markets. Even if you are going to buy just a couple of oranges, bargaining is a must. It became an integral part of the culture. If you buy goods at a specified price, you can even offend the seller. Local markets themselves are another important component of regional culture. Colorful, saturated with the aroma of spices and traditional sweets, they've long been one of the favorite leisure spots for locals. They go to the market not only to buy things or products they need. Here, among colorful rows, they meet friends and relatives, discuss the latest news, and enjoy freshly brewed coffee.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Netanya
♥   St. Elijah Greek-Melkite Cathedral, Haifa, 55.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Carmelite Monastery of Stella Maris, Haifa, 55.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth, 58.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor, 63.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of St. Thomas, Jerusalem, 70.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of St. Stephen, Jerusalem, 70.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of Our Lady of the Spasm, Jerusalem, 71 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Netanya

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Netanya. Learn the best periods to visit Netanya to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Netanya.
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