Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Small-town Independence Day celebrations

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 Last night Israel made the transition from solemn Memorial Day (see previous posts)  into happy Independence Day.
Two tall angels (or fairies?) on stilts greeted folks at the entrance to Meitar's amphitheater.




Fireworks!


We sat on the lawn to watch local talent onstage.


Hungry ones filled the little commercial center, indulging in ice cream, felafel, and pizza.
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Independence Day continues today (Tuesday) with thousands (millions?) of Israelis doing the traditional barbeque.
I'm happy to be staying home to watch the TV specials from the President's House, then the yearly International Bible Quiz, and later the awarding of the Israel Prize, and lots more.

Happy 66th birthday, Israel!
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(Linking to ABC Wednesday Q-Day  with the Bible Quiz.)
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15 comments:

William Kendall said...

Happy birthday to Israel!

The costuming of the stilt walkers is so vibrant and rich. And I can never be tired of fireworks.

VP said...

My best wishes to Israel!

cieldequimper said...

It's good to honour and be solemn and then look forward to the future, be it on stilts!

photowannabe said...

Happy 66 to Israel!
Independence Day is such a joyful occasion.
Enjoy.

Roger Owen Green said...

LOVE that shade of blue on the dresses!
Happy birthday!

Reader Wil said...

Happy 66th birthday anniversary to Israel! On Sunday we had Remembrance Day, yesterday , the 5th May we celebrated Liberation Day. We were liberated from the nazis on May,5th 1945.

Kay said...

Happy birthday and Shalom to all of you.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So magical with the fireworks. Nothing beats a small town celebration. Looks like you had your own little Cinco de Mayo!

Hilda said...

I like the fact that your Memorial and Independence Days follow each other. A reminder that you can't have the latter without the former.

Happy Independence Day, Israel!

yael said...

i think we should seperate memorial day from independence day.
i like the way you write about life in our country.

Karl Demetz said...

Happy Independence Day, my best wishes!

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team said...

Quite a nice celebration I must say

PhenoMenon, ABC Wednesday Team

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Spiderdama said...

Happy birthday Israel!
4 ever in my heart. Looks like a nice celebration

Ann said...

The Yearly Bible Quiz would be a fun event. Happy Birthday to Israel.
Ann

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Happy Happy birthday Israel and Israelis!
Dina, I am so glad to see you and wish all the best to you, your blog and your country.