The 60th International Jerusalem March
took place during the intermediate days of the Sukkot holiday,
the Feast of Tabernacles, and again this year was a huge event.
Flags from 60 countries flew from the flagpoles
and small ones were given out to spectators.
Major streets were closed for the 60,000 participants.
The starting point in Gan Sacher, Sacher Park,
was colorful, and not just because of these clowns.
Thousands of Israelis came
and gathered in the central Jerusalem park,
to join in the parade,
and to see the international visitors.
The weather was sunny and warm,
a perfect time for an ice cream treat.
Here is the banner of the United Nations for Israel.
There were shofars blowing,
and more distinctive headgear,
entertainment for children,
and of course, selfies.
Thousands walked and watched this March for Zion,
singing love from Philippines,
waving Israeli flags,
or carrying a Jerusalem flag as a banner.
This group from China,
besides distributing a flag or candy treat,
gave this woman a pearl necklace.
One marcher’s costume had a US-Israel theme,
while right behind him came
this woman spreading her golden wings.
The enthusiasm and colors,
the flags small and
large, were everywhere.
There were Biblical banners
and Israelis flags, from countries far and wide
The love for Yerushalayim,
50 years of a unified Jerusalem,
as tens of thousands marched out
of the park and through
the streets of Jerusalem, Israel, on Tuesday afternoon,
ending at First Station.
What a way to celebrate a beautiful day.