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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.

Is Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day a Public Holiday?

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Yom HaShoah
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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010MonApr 12Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayNational holiday, Hebrew
2011SunMay 1Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayNational holiday, Hebrew
2012ThuApr 19Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayNational holiday, Hebrew
2013MonApr 8Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
2014MonApr 28Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
2015ThuApr 16Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
2016ThuMay 5Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
2017MonApr 24Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
2018ThuApr 12Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
2019WedMay 1Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
2020TueApr 21Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew

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