Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday that occurs in September. According to Jewish tradition, this holiest of days is meant for fasting and atoning our sins from the past year. It starts at the evening right when the sun sets, and ends when it sets again the following day. During this period, time literally stands still, and The city stops its nonstop activity for 24 hours, with no traffic, no parties and no shopping. Everyone comes together in the streets and at their homes, play games or watch movies, the streets are filled with bicycles, and the atmosphere gets really special.
Get yourself a good pair of bicycles before the day kicks in, as well as plenty of food for 24 hours, and some good company. Take a bag filled with goodies and hit the streets. The kids usually gather at Rabin square and HaBima square, and it’s funny to watch them interact. Walk around the abandoned streets, play hide and seek on walk down Ayalon freeway to see them vacant. It’s also a good opportunity to upload a good photo of dormant urban spaces to Instagram. A perfect day for adventures.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel