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Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) in Israel

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Israel's Independence Day, also known as Yom Ha'atzmaut, marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Israel.

Local names

NameLanguage
Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)English
יום העצמאותHebrew
Jom haAtzma'ut (Unabhängigkeitstag)German
يوم استقلال إسرائيلArabic

Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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David Ben-Gurion, who was the first prime minister of Israel, publicly read the Declaration of Independence of Israel on May 14, 1948. According to the Jewish calendar, this was the fifth day of Iyar, the eighth month of the civil year, in the year 5708. The anniversary of this date on the Jewish calendar is known as Yom Ha'atzmaut and usually falls in April or May of the Gregorian Calendar.

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In the United States and other parts of the world, many Jewish communities observe Yom Ha'atzmaut, which marks the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence.
In the United States and other parts of the world, many Jewish communities observe Yom Ha'atzmaut, which marks the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence.
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Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
MonApr 301990Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuApr 181991Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMay 71992Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
MonApr 261993Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuApr 141994Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMay 41995Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
WedApr 241996Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
MonMay 121997Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuApr 301998Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
WedApr 211999Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
WedMay 102000Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuApr 262001Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
WedApr 172002Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
WedMay 72003Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
TueApr 272004Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMay 122005Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
WedMay 32006Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
TueApr 242007Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMay 82008Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
WedApr 292009Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
TueApr 202010Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
TueMay 102011Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuApr 262012Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
TueApr 162013Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
TueMay 62014Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuApr 232015Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMay 122016Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
TueMay 22017Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuApr 192018Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuMay 92019Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
WedApr 292020Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew

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