Yom HaShoah 2016 / יוֹם הַשּׁוֹאָה 5776

Holocaust Memorial Day ✡️

Yom HaShoah for Hebrew Year 5776 began on and ended on .

Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public holiday. It was inaugurated on 1953, anchored by a law signed by the Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. It is held on the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th would be adjacent to Shabbat, in which case the date is shifted by a day.

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Dates for Yom HaShoah

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Yom HaShoah 2013 28 Nisan 5773
Yom HaShoah 2014 28 Nisan 5774
Yom HaShoah 2015 27 Nisan 5775
Yom HaShoah 2016 27 Nisan 5776
Yom HaShoah 2017 28 Nisan 5777
Yom HaShoah 2018 27 Nisan 5778
Yom HaShoah 2019 27 Nisan 5779
Yom HaShoah 2020 27 Nisan 5780


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