Yom HaZikaron Starts

Yom Hazikaron Quick Facts - FR

AKA NameYom Hazikaron l'Chalalei Ma'arachot Yisrael ul'Nifge'ei Pe'ulot Ha'eivah, Israel's Memorial Day, Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, Yom HaZikaron
Hashtags#YomHaZikaron, #MemorialDay, #IsraelMemorialDay
2020 Date27 April 2020
2021 Date14 April 2021
Yom HaZikaron Starts (Israel)

Yom Hazikaron History

Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day), the national day of public mourning, memorializes those who gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel. The Israeli Knesset established the day before Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) as a day to remember and honor soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the War of Independence and in other subsequent battled. It is a solemn day during which all places of entertainment are closed and two-minute sirens are sounded throughout all of Israel, one in the evening to mark the beginning of the holiday and one in the morning, prior to the nation’s public memorial ceremony.

Yom Hazikaron Facts

  • Yom HaZikaron begins with an official ceremony at the Western Wall, as the flag of Israel is lowered to half staff. Places of entertainment are closed for the day by law. Radio and television stations play programs about Israel's wars and show programming that conveys the somber mood of the day.

Yom Hazikaron Top Events and Things to Do

  • Take a look at this webpage for films to watch for Yom HaZikaron.

Yom HaZikaron References and Related Sites

reformjudaism.org: Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut

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