Yom Ha’atzmaut in Belgrade

The Embassy of Israel marked the 76th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel

On Monday, June 3, 2024, at Madlenianum theatre, the Embassy of Israel to Serbia marked the Israel’s Independence Day. Guests were welcomed by H.E. Yahel Vilan, the Ambassador of Israel, and his wife.

Esteemed guests, with many members of Serbian diplomatic corps, had the opportunity to view an exhibition Flowers of Nova, works by Israeli artists, and dedicated to the victims, survivors, and those abducted during the massacre at a music festival in southern Israel on October 7, 2023.

At the reception at Madlenianum, a concert was also held by famous Shira Utfila ensemble, featuring a special guest from Israel, Lala Tamar, who performs Moroccan, Judeo-Spanish, flamenco, and Middle Eastern music.

Yom Ha’atzmaut commemorates the Israeli Declaration of Independence

Yom Ha’atzmaut is Israel’s Independence Day, celebrated annually on the 5th of Iyar in the Hebrew calendar, which typically falls in April or May in the Gregorian calendar. It commemorates the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which took place on May 14, 1948.

The day is marked with various festivities and ceremonies throughout Israel, as well as by Jews worldwide. It’s a time of joy and celebration, as Israelis reflect on the significance of their independence and the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

Yom Ha’atzmaut is typically celebrated with public events such as concerts, parades, fireworks displays, and barbecues. Many schools and institutions also hold special activities and programs to commemorate the occasion.

One of the central traditions of Yom Ha’atzmaut is the singing of Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem, which reflects the hope and aspirations of the Jewish people for a homeland of their own.

Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem, reflects the hope and aspirations of the Jewish people for a homeland of their own

Overall, Yom Ha’atzmaut is a time for Israelis to come together in unity and pride, celebrating their shared heritage and the achievements of the nation since its founding. It’s also an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and sacrifices made in the pursuit of independence and peace.

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