The annual Purim Parade in Holon – the Adloyada – this year celebrates the 10th
anniversary of the Holon Children’s Museum with the theme “And you shall love
your neighbor as yourself.”
This year some 4000 participants from Holon
and all over the country will march, tootle and drum, dance, man the traditional
floats, perform and generally celebrate the spirit of Purim and brotherly love.
This year the floats include the aliens in their spaceship; the Kingdome of Time
with a giant cuckoo clock; the Enchanted Forest on a nine-meter long flatbed’
the Catowl (Yanshul) – a marvelous critter made of 10,000 flowers; the White
magician coming from his Snow Mountain; and much much more.
There will be
shows before the actual parade, which starts at noon and goes the length of
Sokolov Street and to the Weizmann/ Golomb corner. There will be a quiz on the
museum with prizes for the winners, snappeling, acrobatics. The whole
extravaganza will start with the song “Together,”and the onlookers will be asked
to join hands as they sing along.
During its first 10 years, the Holon
Children’s Museum has hosted some 1.5 million visitors from here and
The Purim Adloyada take place on March 20. The floats will be on
display after the parade at the Mediatheque Plaza from 3-6 p.m. and on March 21
from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Now all we need is sunny skies.
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