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Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) in Israel

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
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

Quick Facts

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

Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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