100,000 Attend Secular Event for Tel Aviv’s 100th Anniversary


tel-avivAround 100,000 people arrived tonight at the opening celebration of Tel Aviv-Yaffo’s 100th anniversary gathering around a giant stage equipped with massive video screens that was erected earlier in the day at Rabin Square.  The opening act was the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, immediately followed by Mayor Ron Huldai, who officially kicked off the celebration, attended by secular Israelis from all over the country. 

Video clips were shown on the large screens throughout the evening, while the sky lit up with fireworks displays.

A number of circus performers and others were in attendance and presented feats dedicated to the city and its streets.

Despite the notorious global recession, Tel Aviv’s municipality invested NIS 4 million (almost $1 million) in the festive event.

The celebration is expected to go on until the morning. The show was the beginning of the anniversary celebrations, scheduled to go on until the end of the year.

 {Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Newscenter/Ynet}