Hamshashalaim – 2012. Holiday tourism
For four weekends in Jerusalem, tourism, recreation and entertainment will be held "Hamshashalaim" ("Khamshusch" On the Jewish slang – long weekend from Thursday to Saturday).
Tens of thousands of tourists and locals will gather to see the performances of street theaters, visit concerts, musical and dance performances and take part in interactive night tours. Many events are charged for free or at a reduced price, a longer opening hours are installed and prices for ticket prices in dozens of cultural institutions are reduced: museums, galleries, as well as in restaurants. Events will be held in several places throughout the city, including the Museums Quarter, the city center, the Old Town and Ein Karem. Popular Jewish bus, terminal "Elevator of Time", Free excursions and night events in the old town.
On the days of the holiday, from 09 to December 13, the city will also host an annual week of design in Jerusalem, during which lectures, exhibitions, seminars and other events passing in several places in Jerusalem will be held, including in the complex Betzalel and Jaffa.
"Hamshashalaim – 2012" It is held on the initiative of Ariel Corporation with the participation of the management of the development of Jerusalem, the Ministry of Tourism of Israel, the Municipality of Jerusalem, the Association of hotels in Jerusalem.