Many Israeli families spent the first holiday of Sukkot in nature reserves and national parks across the country.

The Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee Photo credit:Kinneret Authority/Channel 2 News

The pleasant weather on Thursday sent thousands of Israeli families to national parks and nature reserves all across Israel in celebration of Sukkot.

Over 15,000 people visited the Sea of Galilee, which was filled to capacity in 15 beaches. Workers of the Nature and Parks Authority handed garbage bags to visitors, which they had to bring back full in order to be granted free parking.

The honey festival in moshav Shadmot Dvora

The honey festival in moshav Shadmot Dvora Photo credit: Dvorat HaTavor/Channel 2 News

Another popular site was the northern-Israeli moshav of Shadmot Dvora, which held a honey festival with activities designed especially for children with special needs.