How did Israelis spend Election Day vacation?

About 100,000 people toured national parks throughout Israel on Tuesday.

Visitors at Mount Gerizim park on Election Day, March, 2021 (photo credit: NETANEL ELIMELECH/NATURE AND PARKS AUTHORITY)
Visitors at Mount Gerizim park on Election Day, March, 2021
(photo credit: NETANEL ELIMELECH/NATURE AND PARKS AUTHORITY)
Despite unpleasant weather, tens of thousands of Israelis filled national parks and crowded shopping malls on Election Day Tuesday, as many Israelis had time off of work.
About 100,000 people toured national parks throughout Israel on Tuesday, according to the Parks and Nature Authority.
Dizengoff Mall on Election Day, March, 2021Dizengoff Mall on Election Day, March, 2021
Four new parks were opened for the first time on Election Day: Tel Dor and Migdal Zedek in Rosh HaAyin, and Han Sha'ar and the Ein Hinya Spring in Jerusalem.
The Yarkon Tel Afek park and Ashkelon parks had about 3,500 visitors each by the afternoon, Caesarea had about 2,300 and Masada about 1,900.

The Environmental Protection Ministry announced on Tuesday afternoon that air pollution was 15-20 times higher on Election Day than on a regular day.
The weather was unusually hot and dusty as Israel's Election Day rolled around.