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National Israel Day

Join the celebration of National Israel Day and honor the rich culture, history, and traditions of this beautiful country!
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Introduction

Mark your calendars for February 4 – it's time to celebrate National Israel Day! This holiday, also known as Yom Ha'atzmaut, commemorates the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948. It's a day to recognize and honor the rich history and culture of Israel, as well as its achievements and contributions to the world. From delicious traditional foods like falafel and hummus to vibrant music and dance, there are many ways to join in on the festivities. So let's come together and show our love for this beautiful country on National Israel Day!

History of National Israel Day

National Israel Day Dates

National Israel Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1948</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Israel's Founding</div><div class='timeline-text'>The State of Israel was officially established on May 14, 1948, under the leadership of David Ben-Gurion.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Law of Return</div><div class='timeline-text'>Israel enacts the Law of Return, granting all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1967</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Six-Day War</div><div class='timeline-text'>Israel engages in the Six-Day War with neighbouring Arab states, resulting in a significant alteration of Middle East boundaries.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1979</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peace with Egypt</div><div class='timeline-text'>Israel signs a historic peace treaty with Egypt, marking the first such agreement with an Arab state.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Oslo Accords</div><div class='timeline-text'>Israel and Palestine Liberation Organization sign the Oslo Accords, a set of peace agreements brokered by the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Israel Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Israel Day is celebrated for the first time on February 4, as a demonstration of support for the State of Israel.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Israel Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a traditional Israeli feast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family and prepare a delicious spread of traditional Israeli dishes. From falafel to shakshuka, there are plenty of options to choose from for a festive and tasty celebration.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch an Israeli movie or TV show</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Curl up on the couch with some popcorn and watch a movie or TV show that showcases Israeli culture and history. This is a great way to learn more about the country and its people while also being entertained.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit an Israeli cultural festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check your local events calendar for any Israeli cultural festivals happening in your area. This is a fun way to experience Israeli music, dance, and food while also supporting and celebrating the country's culture.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn Hebrew phrases</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to learn a few Hebrew phrases and practice them with friends and family. This is a great way to show appreciation for the language and connect with Israeli culture.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a trip to Israel</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have the means and opportunity, consider planning a trip to Israel to fully immerse yourself in the culture and history of the country. This could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a great way to celebrate National Israel Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Israel Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates a vibrant and diverse culture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Israel Day is a celebration of the rich history, traditions, and customs of Israel. It's an opportunity to learn about and appreciate the diverse melting pot of cultures that make up this small but mighty country.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a reminder of the struggle for independence</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On National Israel Day, we honor those who fought and continue to fight for the freedom and independence of Israel. It serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by past generations and the ongoing efforts to maintain peace and security in the region.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Israel Day is not just a celebration for those of Israeli descent - it's a day for everyone to come together and celebrate a shared love for this beautiful country. It's a day to put differences aside and focus on what unites us all - food, culture, and community!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Israel

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Israel is the only Jewish-majority country in the world</h3><p class='facts-content'>As of 2021, Israel is the only country with a Jewish majority, with roughly 74.2% of the population identifying as Jewish.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel</h3><p class='facts-content'>Although English is widely spoken, Hebrew and Arabic are the country's official languages, with Hebrew being the primary language of the state.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Israel has Mandatory Military service</h3><p class='facts-content'>Israeli citizens are required to perform national military service; men serve for three years, while women serve for two years.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Israel is a highly educated nation</h3><p class='facts-content'>Israel has the highest number of scientists, technicians, and engineers per capita in the world, with 140 professionals per 10,000 employees.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Israel has more museums per capita than any other country</h3><p class='facts-content'>Israel prides itself on its cultural heritage and offers a diverse range of museums and art galleries, with the highest number of museums per capita in the world.</p></div></div>

National Israel Day FAQs

When is National Israel Day?

National Israel Day is celebrated on February 4 every year. In 2024 National Israel Day will occur on a Sunday.

National Israel Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Feb 4

Saturday

2024

Feb 4

Sunday

2025

Feb 4

Tuesday

2026

Feb 4

Wednesday

2027

Feb 4

Thursday

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