Yoman Carmel Herzeliyya 347, 1961

Hanukkah Celebrations and Torch Relay to Jerusalem

1961
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On Hannukah, a menorah lighting ceremony and a torch parade are held in Holon. The Maccabi Hatzair youth movements traditional torch relay starts with the lighting of the torch at the Maccabean graves in Modiin. From there, the runners make their way to Jerusalem. They pass through the towns in the Jerusalem Corridor and deliver the torch to President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi at his official residence in the capital. Finally, representatives of Bnai Brith organization gather at the Presidents House and light Hanukkah candles with Ben-Zvi.
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