Like July 4th in the old country, it's a National Holiday.
Offices are closed.
Many stores are closed.
Municipal services and banks are closed.
Most schools are closed.
But unlike the old country, the air of public festivity and celebration is everywhere:
most museums are have free entry;
army and air bases are open to the public;
and community events--they're everywhere.
It's what the Fourth of July used to be like in the old country--in small towns.
Only here, it really is everywhere--especially in the bigger cities.
In fact, the bigger the city, the more festivities and celebrations and events you'll find.
And then, just like small town USA on the Grand ole'Fourth--there are the flags.
|really BIG flags|
|Single flags and Ddoubble flaggs|
|Can you count how many flags?|
|Flags on a pole|
|Flags on cars|
|Flags on trucks|
|flags on more cars|
|Flags with Savta!|
Then again, if you get tired of flags, you can always try this:
HAPPY 63RD ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY !!