Yom Hazikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut - Israeli Memorial Day and Independence Day

Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut

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Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut - Israeli Memorial Day & Independence Day

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, four new holidays have been added to the Jewish calendar - Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day), Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day), and Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). In Israel, these holidays are observed as national holidays.

The Israeli Knesset established the day before Yom HaAtzmaut as Yom HaZikaron, a Memorial Day for soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the War of Independence and in other subsequent battles.

Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, marks the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948. It is observed on or near the 5th of Iyar in the Hebrew calendar, which usually falls in April.

WHEN IS Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut ?

2014, May 04 - 06
2015, Apr 21 - 23
2016, May 10 - 12
2017, Apr 30
- 2017, May 02
2018, Apr 17 - 19