Sunday, February 28, 2010

Purim again

Wearing silly hats, we forayed out for another Purim street party in Florentin last night 'erev Purim'. These photos were taken at about 11 p.m., that is just as things were beginning to warm up. My contacts had told me that the Florentin party had been cancelled this year but for once Facebook was wrong. While the police blocked off the entire neighbourhood to traffic, pedestrians of all shapes, sizes and appearances were soon filing in to make merry in the bars and streets.  

Yes the picture to your  right does feature three guys pushing a car with a larged stuffed rodent on the roof.

The male victim of this Draculess said that she wanted her photo taken.

In fact, I was regularly stopped by gaggles of people only too willing to pose for the camera.
They had made an effort (sort of) to get dressed up and seemed to want a bit of recognition for their efforts.

Some of them had a naturally exotic look,

while others, like this man wearing the mask of Yuval Steinitz the finance minister, were obviously trying to look bland.

I don't know about the hammentaschen (ozney haman)  boys. I didn't hear them speak but we heard lots of American accents. This dubious introduction of traditional Purim symbols and costumes into Florentin's street party might be their doing. 

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Looks like fun. My best Purim was in Israel on a kibbutz in 1964. I was nine months pregnant ready to burst with child, wearing a cowgirl outfit,singing on stage with a group: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine! Now I haven't thought about that in a very long time. Thanks for dragging that memory out of me!