Tourist Tip #162 Kursi National Park - Where Pigs Flew

Kursi National Park, on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee, is thought to be the site of a New Testament story in which a herd of pigs, possessed by demons, flew to their death.

Most people consider the expression “when pigs fly” to mean, basically, “yeah, right, that’ll never happen.” But while we don’t know the exact origin of the expression, there is a place in Israel where the New Testament says pigs did just that – at least until they landed in the Sea of Galilee and drowned.