Sunday, May 20, 2012

Jerusalem Day

Jerusalem Day, called Yom Yerushalayim in Hebrew, is celebrated annually every May. This celebratory day, which fell on May 20 of this year, is the day that the city was finally reunited after years of being split. It was the culmination of the 1967 6-day war and is Israel's greatest accomplishment and feat since its 1948 founding. The annual celebration is ridden with festivities, parades and activities all over Jerusalem.



This is what Jerusalem looked like today. If you would have found yourself in the city center you would have been in the middle of crowds and excitement such as this:

    

During the day you could have found special music performances, parades, discounts at restaurants, special events on university campuses and an overall excitement in the air in general. 


Happy Jerusalem Day to those who reside in this historical city! The recapture of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 1967 is something Israelis relish in each and every day of the year, but is specifically commemorated today on Yom Yerushalayim.

2 comments:

  1. There must have been a lot of celebrating in Israel today. Another important event we've missed!

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