Jerusalem where placed Jesus Christ crucifixion is an attractive location for tourists these days. Christ, Godly hero who gave his life for humanity was born 2020 years ago in Bethlehem, Jerusalem in such a day.
“Son of Man” who was crucified by his father, “Son of God” who was abandoned by his father and was tortured brutally by human lunacy.
Human demonstrated his most insane, shameful and cruel face in history when killed his savior son in front of God and angles who sent Christ to save them from the misery of death.
Christmas Eve is not celebrated as a public holiday in most parts of Israel in contrast with other Christian populated countries considering just 2.5% of the country population which are Christian. Except local churches and tourist concentrated regions, the other parts of most cities are working all day in Christmas.
Jewish Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for 8 days between the 25th day of the month of Kislev, from 11th of December, 2020 to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar which is 18th of December this year. There are no public holiday for Hanukkah either in Israel.
In a few cities like Nazareth and Bethlehem, Christmas is a public holiday.
There are carol concerts and celebrity services in churches in Israel which lodge Christians and tourists in Christmas Eve. The most population of Christians in Israel are concentrated in Nazareth. Nazareth has lots of Christmas lights and fireworks on the streets and outdoor markets to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah during the day and after midnight. There is a parade in respect to historical journey of St. Merry and Jesus who traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem and many go walking at the day, every year.