20 September 2015 - 7 Tishri 5776 - ז' תשרי ה' אלפים תשע"ו
Yom Ha’Atzmaut - Israel’s Independence Day E-mail

This holiday celebrated in Israel and throughout the Diaspora, is Israel’s Independence Day / Yom Ha’Atzmaut.

On 14 May, 1948, the day the British Mandate expired, the new Jewish state - the State of Israel - was formally established in parts of what was known as the British Mandate for Palestine. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Jewish independence, lost two thousand years earlier, was restored. It is officially held on the 5 Iyar.

Yom Ha’Atzmaut is always preceded by Yom Hazikaron, the message of linking these two days is clear: Israelis owe their independence, the very existence of the state to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for it.

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