Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day
The Knesset established Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day as part of the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Law, passed in 1997, two years after his assassination. The Hebrew date of the assassination, the 12th of Heshvan 5756, is the national day of remembrance and mourning marked by all state institutions, army bases and schools. The national flag is lowered to half mast, and a memorial service is held at his grave on Mount Herzl.
All Memorial Day ceremonies and educational programs are devoted to commemorating the life and legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, promoting, and protecting democratic values, and examining the danger that violence poses to society and state.
Source: The Yitzhak Rabin Center.
“Rabin Day,” Wikipedia.
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