The unique launch event will take place over two days and will be open to the general public free of charge.
The route, suitable for the whole family, will take you on a magical journey in time to the beginning of the first colony and will pass through historical buildings that will be illuminated alongside artistic representatives, impressive video art projections, scenes from the days of the colony that will come to life, musical ensembles, street performances and more.
Raz Kinstlich, Mayor of Rishon Lezion: "The 140th celebrations give us all an opportunity to go back in time to recognize and appreciate the work of the small colony and its importance in the history of the State of Israel. The founders of the colony cast the infrastructure that later turned our beloved city into a city with tremendous development momentum in every The fields"
March 29-30, 2023, Rishon Lezion Center, between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
A journey in time to the past: as part of the 140th anniversary celebrations of Rishon Lezion, the fourth largest city in Israel, the Rishon Lezion municipality will launch at the end of March a romantic historical route for the whole family that goes back in time to the days of the establishment of the first colony in the Land of Israel, against the background of the city's historic buildings that will be illuminated with unique lighting.
The historical-romantic route illustrates the city's rich history and its contribution to the shaping of the new Israeliness and Hebrewness.
The route is a walking route for the whole family, which will take you on a magical journey through time to the beginning of the first settlement in the Land of Israel.
The route includes, among others, the Great Synagogue, the Rishon LeZion Museum, the first Hebrew school - "Habiv", the bell, the well, the Beit Ha'am and other historical buildings that will all be illuminated decoratively.
The event will include artistic representatives, impressive video art projections, historical figures, scenes from the colonial days that will come to life, musical ensembles, street performances and more.
Rishon LeZion Municipality building.
October 23, 2022 (Photo: TPS, Aviv Hertz)
Along the route, historical structures will be illuminated with works of art and light, which will take us all on a journey through time.
Spectacular video art works will be projected onto buildings, along the axis of the event we will meet characters who will relate the story of the track and turn it into a reality experience in the time tunnel.
Visitors will enjoy street performances by musical groups, old-time games, folk dances in the streets of the colony and other experiences.
The lighting of the buildings along the route, the drawing of the route on the sidewalks along the entire axis, together with an application that was developed especially in honor of the launch of the route, will be used by visitors - residents and tourists - throughout the coming years and will upgrade the experience of the visit.
Raz Kinstlich, Mayor of Rishon Lezion: "The 140th celebrations give us all an opportunity to go back in time to recognize and appreciate the work of the small colony and its importance in the history of the State of Israel. The founders of the colony cast the infrastructure that later turned our beloved city into a city with tremendous development momentum in every the fields".
The opening signal for Rishon Lezion's 140th anniversary celebrations was given on the Tu of Av (11.8) - the date on which the city was founded. In its 140 years, Rishon Lezion turned from a settlement into the fourth largest city in Israel, and it will become the third largest city in the coming years with the arrival of about 100,000 New residents. The city even earned the nickname "Golden City", after three of its residents - Linoy Ashram, Artyom Dolgupiat and Peter Plechak - won gold and bronze medals at the last Olympics in Tokyo. The events of the 140th anniversary of the city, which began on Tu Bab, will take place throughout the coming year With the sign "my first, our first, your first" - encouraging belonging, unit pride, community and involvement - and will be spread throughout the year.
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