Israel Memorial Day and Independence Day

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Michal Kesary

May 9, 2016, 9:44:58 AM5/9/16
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Israel Memorial Day Eve 10/5/16

Remembrance ceremony- will take place (in Hebrew) at the Technion memorial wall (right by the central library).

The ceremony will start at 12:30 and will be an hour long. During this time, there will be No classes (unless you are told otherwise).


In the evening, there will be a ceremony (in Hebrew) in “Gan Hazikaron” (14th Hassan Shukri street, Hadar neighborhood). The ceremony will start at 19:30.


Israel Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) 11/5/16 - NO classes

Sirens: In honor of Memorial Day, there will be national wide sirens on Tuesday, Memorial Day Eve, 10/5/15, at 20:00 and the following morning of Memorial Day 11/5/15, at 11:00. Do not be alarmed.

As the siren is set, it is accustomed to pay respect to Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism by standing still and being silent. If you are on your way walking anywhere you might see people stop and stand, cars and busses stop as well, and the drivers/passengers will stand still on the road.
Please note: the siren set is in respect for the fallen, please respect them or just with respect to the people standing for the siren, please stand still for the siren.


Thursday, 12/5/16, Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut)- NO classes

There will be a lot of celebrations and shows in Moria street and Gan Haem (starting at around 20:00).

Feel free to check this website: Yom Ha’atzmaut 2016 - it has a lot of practical information about the different celebrations around Israel.

Public transportation:

Busses and trains will run in a special schedule on Memorial Day and Independence Day.

You can check the information on their website:

Egged busses-

Israel rails-


For any further questions:


Best regards,


Technion International Staff

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