Guide to the main events and entertainment in Israel
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Most festivals in Israel have a religious theme, mostly Jewish. The brightest festival is Hanukah, the festival of lights. The JewishNew Year is also celebrated with much festivity and fanfare. Other important religious festivals include Purim, Pesach,marking the Jewish exodus from Egypt, led by Moses.This is a week-long festival celebrated with traditional Jewish food. The celebrations come to an end with a big feast. Yom Kippur,the holiest of Jewish days, is celebrated in October. The Holocaust Remembrance Day is a sombre one, with prayers offered in remembrance of those who died.