Sunday, 20 January 2019
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Yom HaAtzmaut - Israel's Independence Day popular recipes

Hebrew: יום העצמות


Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day) is an official public holiday and is celebrated on the 5th day of the month of Iyar.   The day prior to this, Yom HaZikaron (The Day of Remembrance) is the day where Israelis mourn the heroes that fell in the defense of the country.  This solemn and somber day officially comes to an end at 8pm.  Israel then turns its attention to the celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut.  An official Yom Ha'Atzmaut celebration is held in the capital, Jerusalem. Hundreds of other celebrations are held countrywide. Traditionally, Israelis celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut outdoors.  Families get together and the national parks and picnic spots are filled to capacity. Regular updates on the number of visitors in the parks are announced on the radio. Israelis traditionally feast on lots and lots of barbecued meat.  The aroma of hundreds of thousands of BBQ's (Heb. mangalim) wafts through the air.  Israelis say "we are eating al ha-esh" (lit. on the fire).  Steaks, kebabs, shishlik, sausages, chicken, lamb, fish, vegetables and marshmallows are all on the menu.  Watermelons have just come into season and Yom Ha'atzmaut would not be complete without one!  Read more about Israel's Independence and history...

Here is a selection of delicious recipes kindly contributed by members of Israel's Anglo community.


chicken on bbq 160x160 chicken on skewers 2 160x160 chicken kebabs 160x160
 Basic Marinade Japanese Chicken on Skewers  Chicken Kebab
 orange salad bean salad coleslaw 
Orange Salad  Bean & Chickpea Salad Coleslaw Nut Salad
 quinoa salad 160x160  marshmallow skewers 160x160 watermelon granita 
 Healthy Quinoa Salad  Marshmallow Toppings  Watermelon Granita


Yom HaAtzmaut Resources