Got an idea for a new holiday? Let us know!
Submit Holiday

Yom HaZikaron

Honor and remember: Yom HaZikaron is a solemn day where we pay tribute to Israel's fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Weekly And Monthly Reports - Techcloud X Webflow Template
When it is?
May 12
Growth - Techcloud X Webflow Template
Location Icon
Email Icon

Embark on a journey of remembrance this May 12 as we commemorate Yom HaZikaron. This important day, also known as Israeli Memorial Day, is dedicated to the brave men and women who have given their lives in defense of the State of Israel. Yom HaZikaron has its roots in the early days of Israel's statehood, and was first observed in 1949, a year after the establishment of the modern State of Israel. It is a profound day of homage and sober reflection, paying tribute to fallen soldiers as well as civilian victims of terrorism. Join us in honoring these courageous individuals whose sacrifices have made a significant impact on the country we know today.

History of Yom HaZikaron

Yom HaZikaron Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1949</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Yom HaZikaron Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>Yom HaZikaron was first observed a year after the establishment of the State of Israel in recognition of fallen soldiers and defense personnel.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1961</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inclusion of Terror Victims</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 1961, civilian victims of terrorist acts were officially included in Yom HaZikaron commemorations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1963</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Remembrance Hall</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Remembrance Hall was established in Jerusalem as a memorial to all fallen soldiers.</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'>Recognition of Pre-Statehood Fighters</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fighters who fought for the establishment of Israel before 1948 were officially included in Yom HaZikaron.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inclusion of Victims of Hostility</div><div class='timeline-text'>Victims of hostility, including those making Aliyah to Israel under dangerous situations, were commemorated in Yom HaZikaron.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Yom HaZikaron

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Visit a memorial or memorial site</h3><p class='facts-text'>Show your respect and remember the fallen by visiting a memorial or historically significant site. This can be a military cemetery, a local monument or an online virtual tour of a site in Israel.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Light a candle in remembrance</h3><p class='facts-text'>Lighting a memory candle can be a significant act, symbolizing remembrance of the deceased. This can be done at home in a quiet space where you can take a moment to reflect on their sacrifice.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Participate in a moment of silence</h3><p class='facts-text'>In Israel, a nation-wide siren is sounded to signify the beginning of Yom HaZikaron, during which everyone stops and observes two minutes of silence. Join this tradition wherever you are in the world and remember the brave individuals who gave their lives.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Share stories of the fallen</h3><p class='facts-text'>Take time to learn and share stories about fallen heroes whose sacrifice shaped Israel. This can be done through reading, watching documentaries, or participating in virtually led discussions and webinars.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Donate to organizations that support victims' families</h3><p class='facts-text'>Consider supporting the families left behind by making a donation to organizations that provide them with support and assistance. Your contribution helps ensure that their sacrifice is never forgotten.</p></div></div>

Why Yom HaZikaron is Important

<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'>Solemn Remembrance</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Yom HaZikaron provides a dedicated and universal opportunity for individuals, communities, and nations to come together in solemn remembrance of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism in Israel. It's a day to reflect on the price of freedom and the cost of conflict.</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'>Paying Tribute</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On Yom HaZikaron, we have the opportunity and obligation to honor those who have given their lives for the protection of Israeli statehood. We get to appreciate their bravery, resilience, and sacrifice, ensuring their memories live on.</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'>Building Connection and Understanding</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Celebrating Yom HaZikaron allows us to connect with the history, culture, and people of Israel. By participating in ceremonies, moments of silence, or sharing stories about the fallen, we foster understanding and connection across generations and borders.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Yom HaZikaron Facts Uncovered

Yom HaZikaron FAQs

Yom HaZikaron Dates







Religious Holidays