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Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel

Yom HaShoah (Yom HaShoa, Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laGvura) officially translates to "Remembrance Day for the Holocaust and Heroism", but is often known as "Holocaust Remembrance Day" in English. It is an occasion to commemorate the lives and heroism of the six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. Yom HaShoah is on the 27th day of Nisan, the first month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar.

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Yom HaShoah commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish victims of the Holocaust during World War II.
Yom HaShoah commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish victims of the Holocaust during World War II.
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About Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day

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Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonApr 122010Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayNational holiday, Hebrew
SunMay 12011Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayNational holiday, Hebrew
ThuApr 192012Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayNational holiday, Hebrew
MonApr 82013Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
MonApr 282014Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
ThuApr 162015Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
ThuMay 52016Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
MonApr 242017Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
WedApr 112018Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
WedMay 12019Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
TueApr 212020Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew

Quick Facts

Yom HaShoah is a Jewish day of remembrance for the lives and the heroism of the six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust in the years leading up to and during World War II.

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

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