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A Merry Purim in Palestine: Thousands of Arabs Come to Tel Aviv for Celebrations: Carnival Fun Undamped by Rainfall.

Thousands of Arabs from the neighbouring town of Jaffa and from other places were in Tel Aviv last night, taking advantage of the reduced railway rates, to join in the big Purim festivities here. Many thousands of Jews had come from all parts of the country, and there were also hundreds of tourists from abroad, the van of the annual tourist parties who visit Palestine for the Passover festival. Rain fell during the big carnival procession in the reets but in no way damped the spirits of the revellers. Fancy dress abounded, Queen Esther, Mordecai, Haman and Ahasuaras being the most popular masquerades, although there were many other costumes, largely of clowns and court jesters. Purim plays were performed in a number of halls and the celebrations went off joyously.