Israel’s Independence Day, known as Yom Ha’atzmaut, marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Israel. In April 2018 Israel celebrates its 70th birthday and the countrywide celebrations dial will be set to maximum.

On May 14, 1948, the British Mandate over Palestine expired and the Jewish State of Israel was born.  It is said, that while the People’s Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum to approve the Independence proclamation declaring the establishment of the State, in a short and modest ceremony, Ben Gurion later commented; “it took us more than 2000 years to get here and now, after 20 minutes, it’s over…”


Yom Ha’atzmaut, a cause for celebration that enlivens the entire country is a public holiday that is commonly celebrated with traditional barbecues all over the country, street events and firework displays. The Israeli Air Force Aerobatic Team put on a impressive  show as they fly-over the Mediterranean sea dazzling the thousands of people who gather to watch along the Israeli coastline.


In the run-up to independence day, the country gets dressed in blue and white as you start to see the Israeli flag billowing from buildings and proudly lining our streets and boulevards and your favorite luxury hotel in the White City is no different, The Norman Tel Aviv was equally proud to display the flag along it’s facade/

Welcoming guests visiting Tel Aviv, on holiday or on a business trip all year round, Yom Ha’atzmaut is a particularly special time and our superb Concierge Team will gladly steer you to the best celebrations around the city.

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