On Lag Ba’Omer eve, which is celebrated a few weeks after Passover, it is customary to light bonfires that often last well into the night. Mimouna is a traditional North African Jewish celebration held the night after Passover ends.
Minister Gabbay: "It is important to prevent noise nuisances for citizens, but it is also important that we know how to allow people to be happy and enjoy. I believe we have become too extreme when it comes to keeping noise down. A normal person cannot celebrate a birthday at home without the police being called [by a neighbor]. I am looking for a new way to balance the issue."