Join us in celebrating historical and current events surrounding the Balfour Declaration Centenary.
Yom Hazikaron, in full: "Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism", is Israel's official remembrance day. While the day has been traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, commemoration has also been extended to civilian victims of terrorism.
By law, all places of entertainment are closed on the eve of Yom Hazikaron, and broadcasting and educational bodies note the solemnity of the day.
Memorial candles are lit in homes, army camps, schools, synagogues, and public places, and the flags are lowered to half staff. Throughout the day serving and retired military personnel serve as honor guards at war memorials throughout the country, and the families of the fallen participate in memorial ceremonies at military cemeteries.
The day opens with a siren the preceding evening at 8:00 pm and s two-minute siren is sounded at 11:00 am the following morning.