|"National Passover Party" in Rehovot, 1900. The march of the students of |
the Gymnasium (school) in Jaffa. (Harvard/Central Zionist Archives)
Passover in Israel is marked by two weeks of school holidays, tourist visits, hikes into nature preserves, and special programs at museums, amusement parks, and theaters.
So it was 100 years ago, as well.
|Three women riding on a camel at Passover celebration in Rehovot|
(Harvard Library/Central Zionist Archives, 1912)
The same photo of three women riding on a camel appears elsewhere in the Harvard Library as "Visitors at the camel and donkey show in Rehovot," dated from the 1920s. The 1912 date is probably more accurate and explains the armed guard -- possibly Turkish. Rehovot was the target of attacks by Arab marauders in the early 20th century.