|Yom Hazikaron/ Israels Fallen Soldiers
The Knesset established 4 Iyar, the day preceding Yom Ha’Atzmaut, as a Memorial Day for soldiers who lost their lives in battle for the creation of the State of Israel and all those soldiers who died subsequently defending the country.
As with Yom Hashoah, throughout the entire day beginning at sunset, places of entertainment, shops, restaurants are closed. Broadcasters play programmes about Israel’s wars and show programming that convey the sombre mood of the day.
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