In a few weeks, thousands of Christians will flock to Jerusalem to participate in the Feast of Tabernacles.The celebration this year will take place between October 7-11 at the Pais Arena in Jerusalem.
For the past four decades, thousands of Christians from around the world come to Jerusalem every fall to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ).
According to ICEJ, the main sponsor of the conference for over 36 years, “The 2017 Feast of Tabernacles will be an historic convocation with great prophetic significance. This year will mark 50 years after the reunification of Jerusalem.”
In celebration of Jerusalem’s 50th, the ICEJ expects to hit record attendance.
The five-day event, brings more than 5,000 people to Jerusalem, including many pro-Israel Christian parliamentarians and government officials from more many countries around the world.Since 2014, the Feast has been hosted in the Jerusalem Pais Arena spanning the facility’s eight levels, allowing all of the international participants to enjoy the festivities. In addition to the main-gala, the Feast hosts six satellite events to accommodate the growing international audience.
According to Dr. Jurgen Buhler, executive director of ICEJ, the weeklong festivities marks Israel’s largest annual event for tourists and the largest conference in Jerusalem this year. Several years ago, when the Feast of Tabernacles moved to the Pais Arena, Dr. Buhler, stated “Our move to this new facility in Jerusalem is a very exciting development which will allow us to further grow the Feast of Tabernacles….We believe that in the years to come, this new hall will be filled with even more participants.”
During the festivities, the 11,600 seat Jerusalem Pais arena will be transformed into a global hub of seminars and teaching, from carefully selected teachers, scholars, and public figures.
The pinnacle of the international event is the amazing Jerusalem March, a massive expression of solidarity, in which all of the conference participants along with many local supporters march through the streets of the city.