Israelis head outdoors to celebrate Sukkot holiday

With sunshine and blue skies overhead, more than 100,000 Israelis took to the nation’s parks on Monday, celebrating Sukkot in wildlife and on hiking trails.

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority reported about 100,000 travelers at its nature reserves and national parks, while Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund said that additional tens of thousands of people arrived to the organization’s forests and parks. Among the most popular places visited on Monday were campgrounds and sites with natural water attractions, according to the INPA.

In the North, the INPA said that Israelis came in droves to the Banias, Nahal Iyon, Nahal Snir and Tel Dan nature reserves – all of which contain either streams or waterfalls or combinations of the two. Meanwhile, about 2,500 lodgers stayed at INPA campsites overnight Sunday into Monday, with about 1,000 sleeping at those along the nation’s beaches, the authority said.


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