Over 30.000 Hasidim celebrated 5780th New Year in Ukraine

Hasidim started to arrive massively on September 25
13:12, 30 September 2019

State Border Guard of Ukraine

Over 30,000 Hasidic pilgrims celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year in Ukraine, as the Border Guard Service reported.

According to the border guards, another 5,000 Hasidic pilgrims aiming to Uman were processed during the past 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the arrival of the pilgrims (September 6), the border guards processed over 30.000 during the entrance to Ukraine. Hasidim started to arrive massively on September 25.

Related: Songs, dances and tons of garbage: How Hasidim celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Uman

“Starting from tomorrow the believers will begin to return home. The mass departure is expected on October 2-4. The border guards will provide extra staff and equipment for the checkpoints passed by Hasidim to leave Ukraine,” the message said.

The celebration of Jewish New Year started in Uman on September 29. You can read more about this holiday here.


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