Passover is celebrated in Israel as a SEVEN day festival rather than the eight days outside the Land of Israel. In Israel we celebrate only ONE seder meal on the eve of the first day of the holiday, while elsewhere in the world Jews celebrate two seder meals on the first and second evenings of the holiday.
Monday, 25 March 2013, is Erev Pesach. As the holiday eve, expect public transportation to operate this day on a Friday (Sabbath eve) type schedule. By afternoon, all public transport will stop.
Tues, 26 March, is the first day of the holiday and a work prohibition today according to Judaism. There will be no public transport this day until the evening after sunset.
On the evening of 25 March and all day 26 March, do NOT use a camera at the Western Wall or within the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in respect of the wishes of the Orthodox Jews.
On the intermediate days of Passover public transport operates normally. Expect crowded conditions and heavy traffic everywhere on these days.
The work prohibition days begin once again at the conclusion of the festival. Public transport will again cease to operate on the afternoon of Sunday, 31 March 2013, due to the eve of the 7th day of Passover. Public transport will not operate at all on Monday, 1 April until after sunset. On these days, too, it is inappropriate to use a camera at the Western Wall or within the Jewish Quarter of the Old City.
Edited: 2:11 am, February 09, 2013