Israelis dressed up in costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim in downtown Jerusalem (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Israelis Purim

Purim is a joyous holiday, but Israel takes it seriously. Take a look at photos of Purim celebrations in Israel spanning more than nine decades.

Purim is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in Israel. Purim in Israel is embraced by the whole country, from religious Jews in Jerusalem to secular Tel Avivians, it is a time of festivity and celebration.

And when Israelis celebrate Purim, they take it very seriously.

Hidden in the photo archive of the Government Press Office is a small treasure: Photos of Purim celebrations in Israel spanning more than nine decades. Take a look!

Happy Purim!