Independence Day sees 1.5 million celebrate outdoors

11.05.2011                      07.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 21 des Omer

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Independence Day sees 1.5 million celebrate outdoors

Number of visitors causes JNF to close parks, forests after maximum capacity reached; 400 tons of garbage collected at holiday's end.

At least 1.5 million Israelis headed to Jewish National Fund (JNF) parks and forests to celebrate Israel's 63rd Independence Day on Tuesday, up 200,000 from last year, Army Radio reported. 
The prideful celebrators filled the parks with the sublime scent of barbecue foods, and also left their fair share of garbage. Army Radio said that at least 400 tons were collected….