Yom Haatzmaut

Yom Haatzmaut

When is Yom Haatzmaut 2022?

In the United States, Many American Jewish remembers Israel's Independence Day, also known as Yom Ha'Atzmaut (or Yom HaAtzmaut). Israel declared independence on May 14th, 1948. Shortly before, the British mandate of Palestine was to end.

According to the Jewish calendar, the fifth day of Iyar month does not fall on a Sunday. If this date falls on Friday or Saturday, then Yom Haazmut is observed on the third or fourth day of the month. If it falls on a Monday, Yom Haazmut is celebrated on the sixth day of Iyar. It is so that the celebration does not fall immediately before or after the Sabbath.

How do People celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut?

Several Jewish groups, including university student groups, community centers, and some schools, plan events to commemorate Yom Ha'Atzmaut. Many of these activities are available to the common public at free of cost and include entertainment:

  • Kosher pizza dinners
  • Singing, music, and dance games or performances
  • Face painting
  • Flag making activities
  • Barbecues
  • Unique rides, including camel rides

Some Jewish societies commemorate Israel's Independence Day with benefit concerts from bands as well as local groups from Israel. A variety of music is commonly offered, varying from traditional music to rock twist to modern music from Israel. Various arts and crafts movements for children and young adolescents have also been included in events that commemorate Yom Ha'Atzmaut.

Is Yom Ha'Atzmaut a national holiday in the US?

Yom Ha'Atzmaut is not a national public holiday in the United States. All organizations, businesses, schools, and restaurants remain open on their regular schedules. Some Jewish organizations and schools may remain closed.

Facts related to Yom-HaAtzmaut

  • Many Jewish prophets in the Bible predict that Israel's children will return to their land. Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Zechariah made remarkable predictions. For example, Jeremiah 29:10, it is what the Lord says: "When the seventy years of Babylon are complete, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place."
  • In the 19th century, Theodor Herzl was the visionary of the State of Israel in his book Altneuland, 'The Old New Land' in 1902. Tel Aviv was founded in 1909.
  • According to Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook and many others in the religious Zionist camp, the establishment of the state of Israel was considered to be Achalata Degulah, the beginning of the final redemption.
  • Isaiah also mentioned the return of Jews to the Holy Land: On the day of the redemption, a great shofar will be sounded. Those who lost in the Ashur's land and dispersed in the Land of Egypt will return to the Holy Land. (Isaiah 27:13).

Yom Haatzmaut Observances

Year Date Day Holiday
2024 26 Apr Fri Yom HaAtzma'ut
2023 26 Apr Wed Yom HaAtzma'ut
2022 5 May Thu Yom HaAtzma'ut
2021 15 Apr Thu Yom HaAtzma'ut
2020 29 Apr Wed Yom HaAtzma'ut
2019 9 May Thu Yom HaAtzma'ut

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May 5, 2022

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