Jerusalem celebrates 56th anniversary of its liberation and reunification
In honor of Jerusalem Day, the Municipality placed the flag of the capital of Israel at the entrance to the city, and illuminated the walls of the Old City and the Chords Bridge
On the occasion of the celebrations for the 56th Jerusalem Day, the Municipality of Jerusalem hung the largest city flag ever made at the entrance to the capital. The flag that welcomes those coming to Jerusalem is 35 meters long and 4 meters high.
As part of the preparations to mark Jerusalem's holiday, during the past few days about 3,000 more national flags as well as flags of the capital Jerusalem were hung at dozens of main intersections, in the city center and in other areas of neighborhoods, in addition to the 17,000 flags already hung in the city in honor of Independence Day.
The flags decorate the city and fill it with a festive atmosphere as dozens of shows and other events take place to mark Jerusalem Day. Among them are the Main Assembly at the Western Wall with festive prayers, singing and dancing; the Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem Award Ceremony; the annual festive reception by the Mayor and his wife at the Tower of David Museum; parties for college students; "White Night" events; and other shows, marches and tours for all ages.
In addition, the Municipality illuminated the walls of the Old City and the Chords Bridge for the celebrations. The walls of the Old City were illuminated with the number "56" and the flags of Israel and Jerusalem, while the Chord Bridge was illuminated with symbols of Jerusalem such as the walls of the Old City, the Windmill, the Tower of David, and the Lion, as well as the words "Jerusalem Day" in Hebrew.
The Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Lion, said "Happy Jerusalem holiday! The city of Jerusalem is excited, decorated, illuminated and ready to celebrate its special day with all its residents and its many visitors. Everyone is invited to come to the capital, be part of the great holiday joy, and enjoy the variety of festive events that will be held all over the city. Happy holiday Jerusalem!"