Yom Ha’atzmaut

Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel’s Independence Day – is Special in Many Ways

It’s Israeli Independence Day! The commemoration of the reestablishment of the State of Israel takes place in April/May and as a national holiday Israelis get the day off of work and head into the many national parks and nature reserves for BBQs, football and fun! Get your mangal out and lets get cooking!

Yom Ha'atzmaut

The Israeli Flag, flying proudly in front of the Kotel (Western Wall). Photo: IsraeliAbroad

Yom Ha’atzmaut is special in a myriad of ways. Firstly, it follows directly after Yom Hazikaron – Israel’s version of Memorial Day. The Day of Remembrance is a very powerful and sad day, a reminder of all the wars we’ve fought and those we’ve lost to have the modern miracle of a country that we have today. The stark contrast between the sadness of Yom Hazikaron and the happiness of Yom Ha’atzmaut is really unique to experience. Another reason why Independence Day is so poignant is that we fought a war upon our Declaration of Independence as Israel was invaded by Arab armies.

They tried to kill us, we won, so let’s eat! Israeli’s celebrate in typical style with BBQs, so check out some of our delicious recipes below!


Falafel-Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

Falafel-Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

Falafel-Crusted Chicken Drumsticks are kid-friendly and delicious