Jabotinsky Day

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Jabotinsky Day
יום ז'בוטינסקי
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Ze'ev Jabotinsky
Official name Jabotinsky Day Hebrew: יום ז'בוטינסקי
Observed by State of Israel
Significance Celebrating the life and vision of Zionist leader, Ze'ev Jabotinsky.
Begins Tammuz 29 (Hebrew calendar)
Date 29 Tammuz
2017 date July 23
2018 date July 12
Frequency Annual

Jabotinsky Day (Hebrew: יום ז'בוטינסקי‎) is an Israeli national holiday celebrated annually on the twenty ninth of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, to commemorate the life and vision of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky.[1]


Jabotinsky Day was created by the Israeli Knesset as part of the Jabotinsky Law. According to the law, Jabotinsky Day shall be held once a year, on the 29th of Tammuz, the day of Ze'ev Jabotinsky's death. On this day; a state memorial service shall be held on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem; IDF camps and in schools, time shall be devoted to learning about the achievements and Zionist vision of Ze'ev Jabotinsky; a symposium shall be held in Jerusalem in memory of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, which shall be organized by the Public Council where issues from the world of Zionism and in the spirit of the vision of Ze'ev Jabotinsky shall be discussed; the Knesset shall hold a special debate to mark Jabotinsky Day on its exact date, or a date close to it; should Tammuz 29 fall on a Sabbath, Jabotinsky Day shall be held on the following Sunday; and once per year, on the day of Tevet 12, school programs will be dedicated to Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s achievements and Zionist vision.

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  1. ^ "Knesset Creates Jabotinsky Day".