This year Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) starts on the evening of Tuesday 28th April and ends on the evening of Wednesday 29th April.
Yom Ha'atzmaut commemorates the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948. In Israel, Jewish people celebrate the day with fireworks, barbecues, and public concerts. Outside Israel, Jewish communities host parties and gatherings to celebrate. Often, the focus of these events is on Israeli culture, everything from classic Israeli foods -- hummus, falafel, schnitzel, and shawarma -- to Israeli dance, Israeli music, and all things Hebrew. People wear blue and white and wave Israeli flags.
For more information about Yom Ha'Atzmaut please follow the links below:
With Seder night just around the corner, here are a few resources to help you run an engaging family seder, including a selection of haggadot (seder prayer books), song book and activity sheets.