In Israel, Lag b’Omer — the holiday that occurs this year on Saturday night and Sunday — has many traditions.
It’s a day off from school.
It’s a time when many 3-year-old boys get their first haircut and adult couples get married.
It’s a nationwide celebration of bonfires and picnics, especially a days-long Woodstock-type gathering for an estimated half-million people at Meron, a town in the northern Galilee.
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