|Herzl Day |
|Official name||Herzl Day Hebrew: יום הרצל|
|Observed by||State of Israel|
|Significance||Celebrating the life and vision of Zionist leader, Theodor Herzl .|
|Begins||Iyar 10 (Hebrew calendar)|
|2018 date||April 25|
Herzl Day was created by the Israeli Knesset as part of the Herzl Law. According to the law, passed in June 2004, Herzl Day will be celebrated once a year, on Iyar 10, the birthday of Theodor Herzl.
On this day, a state memorial service is held on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem and at IDF camps and schools. Time is devoted to learning about the achievements and Zionist vision of Theodor Herzl and a symposium in memory of Theordor Herzl is held in Jerusalem to discuss world Zionist issues. The Knesset holds a special session to mark Herzl Day.
If the Hebrew date, 10 Iyar, falls on Sabbath, Herzl Day is postponed until Sunday.