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Colors of Tel Aviv - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Tel Aviv by night Cultural traditions of local people are among the most interesting and unique in the world; it is safe to say that Tel Aviv has its own unique way of life. Travelers should be aware that the same for all the services and facilities day off is Saturday; in this the day the life in the city literally stands still. There is no longer public transport on streets, all shops and markets are closed. It is a day locals prefer to spend with their loved ones.
1.You can travel Tel Aviv at any time of the year, as the city has a very pleasant climate. Most vacationers visit it during the period from early May to mid-October; at this time the … Open
The local calendar may seem unusual for foreign visitors too. The fact is that the chronology in Tel Aviv, as well as in other cities of the country is kept according to the lunar calendar. The beginning of the month is indicated by the new moon and the beginning of a new day – by the sunset. Indeed, transferring the data to match the Europeans calendar, it can be said that the above mentioned day off begins on Friday evening. Because of this feature all national holidays are celebrated in evenings, so the festivities can often drag on for a couple of days.
A significant part of the national holidays has a religious origin; they are celebrated in compliance with amazing rituals and customs. Important historical dates are also honored by locals. Taking into account that Tel Aviv is living according to the lunar calendar, the timing of events may change year-on-year. Tel Aviv is a large modern city that actively adapts to the world and, in particular, European living standards. More recently, indigenous people had a unique style of clothing, but now it is almost impossible to distinguish modern city dwellers from foreigners. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In the daytime, locals prefer to wear comfortable and modest clothing, and in the evening you can see people in rather extravagant and trendy clothes. As for the nature of local people, it can be described as modest, discreet and quite friendly. It isn’t customary to behave loudly and defiantly in public places, display emotions and talk in a raised voice. Travelers shouldn’t worry about feeling like strangers, because locals are always ready to help with good advice and chat with foreigners who are interested in the local culture.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Tel Aviv
♥   Church of St. Thomas, Jerusalem, 53.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of St. Stephen, Jerusalem, 53.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, 54.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of Our Lady of the Spasm, Jerusalem, 54.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Anne’s Church, Jerusalem, 54.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dormition Abbey of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem, 54.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of the Agony, Jerusalem, 54.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Tel Aviv and around

Wailing Wall

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
The Wailing Wall is one of the holy places, to which adherents of other religions are admitted. The only thing that pilgrims have to remember is that they need to wear long-sleeve clothes and a hat. Men approach the wall to the left, and the women go right. That’s also an old tradition. Those who are not prepared to visit shrines in advance, don’t have to worry. Next to the wall, there are special rental shops, where you can get all necessary clothing and hats. A huge area, located in front of the Wailing Wall, has long been a venue for the most important national and religious events. … Read further

Dome of the Rock Mosque

From the series “Top Surviving Artifacts of Muslim Civilization”
Over the years, the mosque has been repeatedly destroyed and restored, the last destruction occurred in 2008 when a strong earthquake happened in Jerusalem. The foundation stone is located in the main hall of the mosque, it is partitioned off by two fences - believers are forbidden to touch this shrine. The mosque building, which visitors can see today, remains practically unchanged since 1035. Visiting the mosque is accessible only for adherents of the Muslim religion, while absolutely everybody can admire this great mosque outside. … Read further

Jerusalem

From the series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
In ancient times, Jerusalem was the capital of Israel and Judah. Between two ages, the city has long remained under the power of Babylon, and then came under control of the Persian Empire. Macedonian Empire and Egypt have also left their marks on the history of Jerusalem, so culture of the modern city is an amazing synthesis of very beautiful and amazing national traditions. The population of the modern city, taking into account the nearest suburban areas, is about a million people. Adherents of different religions traditions live there. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Tel Aviv

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