You know it is Passover week when you see haredi (ultra orthodox) men walking around (like these two in the Old City) in their finest clothes and a shtreimel (fur hat).
Don't worry. Wiki says that synthetic fur is more common in Israel, because a real fur shtreimel costs thousands of dollars.
It is a week of freedom from normal work or study and many fathers have their children in tow.
At the crowded Western Wall Plaza yesterday I saw a security guard holding a little boy who had got separated from his family.
It was evening and I had to start toward the bus home, so I couldn't wait and see the happy reunion.
Hopefully it happened soon.
Tonight and tomorrow is the 7th day of Pesach, a holiday; that will be followed by Friday evening and Saturday, the Sabbath. A real weekend!
Chag sameach, happy holiday!