The Holiday of Holidays in Haifa

The Holiday of Holidays in Haifa


The Holiday of
Holidays is a symbol of celebrating
all the holidays, Muslim,
Christian and Jewish. During the Holiday of Holidays
we have a lot of visitors from around the country,
from overseas, of every ethnicity. The Holiday of Holidays in Haifa
was established in 1993 when the holidays of Ramadan,
Christmas and Hanukkah were all in December. The city of Haifa is known
as a very tolerant city. We have 10 percent
Arabs in our city. Half of them Christians,
half of them Muslims. There is the Baha’i
religion world center here. And there is Ahmadiyya,
which is a stream of Islam. So it’s a very mixed city and the idea of living
together is very strong here. There’s a purpose to bring
together cultures and people from all over the city
to meet each other. Because culture and art
provide the best opportunity for people to get
to know each other. We have open stages
in the streets and you can hear all kinds of
music, all kinds of artists. Arab food festival and
open house tours of people who wanted
to open their house and tell about their
history, their food, their art, the life together in Haifa
then and today. We bring people together
to do something they like. We have a group of women
who do ceramics together. We have students that do sports,
hiking and climbing together. Here they get the option
to meet another culture. So at the end of the year
we celebrate together. The Holiday of Holidays is
the end of that process. This year of
Holiday of Holidays we open our 13th
art exhibition. We have different kids,
from all cultures, Muslims, Christians, Jews,
Baha’is, Ahmadiyya, Druze. Kids are kids. It doesn’t
matter where they were born and who they belong to
and what their religion is. I open my house to visitors
from all over the world. They receive prizes, they
ask all kinds of questions and make wishes and
it makes me happy.

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