Jerusalem March

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Jerusalem March, 2007
Chinese delegation marching in downtown Jerusalem

Jerusalem March (Hebrew: צעדת ירושלים‎) is an annual march in Jerusalem that takes place during the week-long festival of Sukkot.

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African delegation marching in Jerusalem, 1962

In 2012, 30,000 marchers took part in the event, which draws participants from all over the country as well as many international delegations.[1] 6,000 Christian supporters of Israel also marched through the streets of Jerusalem, singing Hatikva and wishing the Israeli spectators a happy holiday.[2]

The march has a number of routes, the main one running from Kikar Safra in downtown Jerusalem to Gan Sacher, one of the city's largest public parks.[3]

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, a pro-Israel Evangelical Christian group, holds its annual conference on Sukkot and conference participants, many in national costumes, take part in the march.[4]

The two largest delegations at the Jerusalem March in 2018 were Brazil, with 900 members, and Ivory Coast, with 500.[5]

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