2021 * Days of Remembrance Commemoration


Candles and flags of the liberating divisions have featured prominently in the Museum's Days of Remembrance ceremonies at the US Capitol. Carl Cox for US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Sunday, Yom Hashoah is observed on the following Monday. In the United States, Days of Remembrance runs from the Sunday before Yom Hashoah through the following Sunday.

   2021   Thursday, April 8

Soruce: ushmm.org

  • began Wednesday, April 7
    • at sunset
  • ends Thursday, April 8
    • at nightfall

Source: internet