Djerba – is a Tunisian island where the Jewish community has lived for at least two thousand years. That is why most of the events and events during the year are devoted to religious holidays. Having hired a car, anyone can go on an exciting journey through Djerba. Rent a car allows you to be free during the holidays, not tied to the schedule of public transport. Unlike taxi, renting a car is much cheaper and does not require cash in your pocket.

Religious events

Photo of Hebrew letters

Photo of Hebrew letters

The most joyful day in Djerba is considered to be the religious Judaic holiday Lag B’Omer. At this time, the locals celebrate a pilgrimage to the ancient synagogue of La Griba, which is located in the small village of Riyadh. In this ancient building are the original Torah Scrolls – originally ancient documents about Judaism all over the world.

In mid-spring, the island turns into a place where all Jewish pilgrims come from all over the world to worship the ashes of Shimon Bar Yaskhai (one of the authors of the Talmud). These days on Djerba spend a solemn procession. That is why you should book a rental car in advance. During the holidays, there is a risk that many local car rental firms will not work or will not be able to offer the most advantageous rates.

New Year

New Year in Djerba can be called African exotic. At this time, swimming becomes quite cool, but walking without a hat along the seashore on a sunny day is quite possible. On New Year’s Eve here is quite fun and noisy, but not like in other cities of Tunisia. Each hotel has a gala dinner and entertainment program. Restaurants work late, but it is better to take care of booking a table in advance. A trip at this time of year to Djerba will be much cheaper than a tour to Europe. Even the prices for accommodation and entertainment will be much lower.

Winter time is a great time to go on excursions in Djerba. Heat, from which you can go crazy, at this time there, that is, you can safely enjoy unhurried walks and sightseeing. For children in the New Year’s holidays there are various entertainment, for example, a cruise to Flamingo Island on a ship that is stylized as a pirate. Also for them are rides in the entertainment park “Djerba Explor”.

Photo of a boy with a melon

Photo of a boy with a melon

Other events

In April, a film festival takes place in Djerba. This is an international event that is entirely devoted to the world of television. For two months – April and May, a variety of films are shown here for every taste.