Yom haAtzmaut יום העצמאות
Israel's Independence Day
Israel was not created in order to disappear: Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralised by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honours the sword of freedom.
- John F Kennedy
Yom haAtzmaut is Israel’s Independence Day commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. A day of festivity, it is celebrated on the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar which corresponds to the date Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948.