In case you can’t google fast enough to translate the title of this blog post, I’m here to assist you. The language is Hebrew, and the English translation is “Happy Purim Festival”. This Jewish holiday is celebrated late winter or early spring. And for more than twenty years now, Giddy Up Ranch has been a major part of the celebration.
For Giddy Up Ranch, Purim brings many visits to Jewish temples, schools and private homes across Southern California. The desired items may vary, though the festivities are all the same. Some will keep it simple with just a petting zoo, while others choose to wow their guests with camels and other exotics.
These photographs were taken at a Purim event for Valley Torah Girls High School in Sherman Oaks. And as you can see, it wasn’t only the students that dressed the part, so did our camels.
Nadia and Joe were the guests of honor, giving many of the girls their first opportunity to not only see a camel in the flesh, but to also ride one. Facebook and Instagram are priorities in the teenage world. And nothing draws more attention, and more likes, than the image of something out of the ordinary to go “one up” on your friends.
We’d like to thank Valley Torah High School for having us, and look forward to being part of this event again.
CHAG PURIM SAMEACH!