As we made our way to the Jerusalem Tayelet, the promenade skirting the Armon Hanetziv neighborhood with its breathtaking view of the Temple Mount, we met up with dozens of buses and a colorful mass of people. The air was festive, almost electric, full of holiday spirit — after all, it was Erev Rosh Chodesh Kislev, the 29th of Marcheshvan — the annual Sigd festival.