This day commemorates Israel’s Declaration of Independence in 1948. Throughout the country, official ceremonies and informal celebrations take place. During the day, it is most common to see families and friends come together for picnics and barbeques. In the evening, festivities take place with music, dancing, and night-long celebrations. Yom Ha’Atzmaut concludes with the awarding of the Israel Prize to individuals who have contributed to the country whether through culture, arts, humanities, or sciences.
In all of CHW’s Projects, festivities are held in celebration of this day. In the daycares, the parents are invited for a party with the children and in the youth villages the children have a large outdoor party and BBQ!