Memorial Days and National Holidays

Holocaust Remembrance Day
Also known as Yom Ha’Shoa, this remembrance day is held towards the end of April or beginning of May, according to the Hebrew calendar (Nissan 27th), one week after Passover.

Remembrance Day for Israel's Fallen
Also held in accordance to the Hebrew date (Iyar 4th), roughly around the beginning of may. Known also as Yom Ha’Zikaron, it is the remembrance day for Israel’s fallen soldiers and terror victims. This takes place one week after the Holocaust Remembrance day.

Independence Day
Israel’s Independence day marks the end of the British Mandate. This is the only holiday in the calendar that was decreed by law and doesn’t contain tradition of hundreds or thousands of years, but is a joint celebration of the effort into establishing this country,

Jerusalem Day
Held roughly towards the end of May, this national holiday marks the liberation of the city and its reunification after the Six Day War. According to the Hebrew calendar, it is held the 28th of Iyar, which was the date when Israeli soldiers liberated the eastern part of the city, back in 1967.


Here you can find an updated list of National and Jewish holidays.

In Israel It is important to take into consideration the different holidays since during holidays public transportation and some tourist sites are closed. The same applies to every Saturday (Shabat).


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