YOM HAZIKARON (MEMORIAL DAY) – APRIL 13-14
Central Memorial Day ceremony for fallen Tel Aviv residents
Tuesday, April 13, 5:30 p.m. – Gan HaBanim, HaYarkon Park
Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality will hold its central Memorial Day ceremony to remember the fallen soldiers from Tel Aviv-Yafo. The ceremony will take place at Gan HaBanim at HaYarkon Park, attended by Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Ron Huldai, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Chair of Yad LeBanim Tel Aviv-Yafo Yosef Lutenberg and bereaved families.
Attendance is by invite only and in accordance with Green Pass regulations. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality's Facebook page.
Songs in the Square:
Tuesday, April 13, 9 p.m. – Wohl Amphitheater, HaYarkon Park
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality's traditional "Songs in the Square" remembrance ceremony is by invitation only this year.
The ceremony will be broadcast live to residents on Channel 12 and the municipality's Facebook and YouTube pages.
The moving and unique musical ceremony will be attended by Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Ron Huldai and hosted by Lior Ashkenazi. Leading performers include Amir Dadon, Ester Rada, Danny Sanderson, Zahava Ben and Shuli Rand. Between songs, video clips will tell the stories of Israel's fallen soldiers.
Press entry requires pre-registration by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13
For registration, please contact Eytan Halon, Head of International Press – [email protected] – with full name, outlet and contact details.
Please note - press entrance to the event is conditional upon presenting a Green Pass or negative COVID-19 test. Entry to Wohl Amphitheater until 8:30 p.m.
Reminder: Two sirens will be sounded nationwide on Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)
April 13 – 8 p.m., April 14 – 11 a.m.
YOM HAATZMAUT (INDEPENDENCE DAY) – APRIL 14-15
* "Sail-in" rock concert at Daniel Rowing Center, HaYarkon Park * Public firework displays * Music trucks bringing celebrations to residents across the city * Dancing at Gordon Beach * Long-awaited return of concerts for children as city launches rapid COVID-19 testing *
Like every year, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality will hold a range of Yom Haatzmaut events across the city, enabling residents to enjoy the Independence Day celebrations in accordance with government COVID-19 guidelines.
"Sail-in" rock concert at Daniel Rowing Center, HaYarkon Park: https://bit.ly/3t8gZTi
Wednesday, April 14, 9 p.m., Daniel Rowing Center at HaYarkon Park
Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and Daniel Rowing Center will hold a special "sail-in" rock concert starring legendary rockers Maor Cohen and Peter Roth.
Responding to challenges posed by COVID-19, the municipality and rowing center have embraced an innovative concert format. The performers will entertain a crowd sitting both on boats in the marina and on the nearby grass lawn.
Tickets are on sale to individuals aged over 18 and in possession of proof of vaccination or recovery.
Public firework displays: https://bit.ly/3gfXvbR
Wednesday, April 14, 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Light up your Independence Day at Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality's firework displays across the city.
9 p.m. displays:
· City Center: Rabin Square and HaMedina Square
· Jaffa: Neve Golan Pool and Cherner House Community Center
· South: Menachem Begin Park and HaHistadrut Garden
· North: Revivim Park and Ramat Aviv Gimel Country Club
10 p.m. display:
· Additional fireworks display at Rabin Square
Citywide music trucks celebration: https://bit.ly/2ODytYy
Wednesday, April 14, 8 p.m., locations across the city
This year, the Independence Day celebrations and music are arriving at our residents' homes across the city – bringing the party to their doorsteps.
Eight musical trucks – decorated in Israeli flags and playing celebratory music – will tour four areas of the city: north, city center, south and Jaffa. Exact routes available upon request.
Independence Day concerts for children: Municipality launches rapid COVID-19 testing
Thursday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. / Friday, April 16, 4:30 p.m., Wohl Amphitheater
For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality will hold performances for children, utilizing rapid COVID-19 testing.
Children can take a rapid test one hour prior to the concert and receive a result within 15 minutes. Children who have recovered from COVID-19 can present a Green Pass and enter the concert without a test. Tickets on sale here (Hebrew): https://bit.ly/3sb8Egd
Independence Day concerts for adults at Wohl Amphitheater
Wednesday, April 14, 8:30 p.m. – Avraham Tal
Thursday, April 15, 8:30 p.m. – Monica Sex
Concerts for Green Pass and DigiTel Resident Card holders only. Tickets on sale here (Hebrew): https://bit.ly/3sb8Egd
Israeli dancing at Gordon Beach: https://bit.ly/3uBDK20
Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Gordon Beach
Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality will host celebratory Israeli dancing on the beachfront near Gordon Beach. Dancing will be led by an instructor and music will be provided by a singer and band.
Independence Day guided tours: https://bit.ly/3d7bluS
Looking to learn a little more about Israel on its 73rd Independence Day?
Tel Aviv Global & Tourism is hosting a range of tours across the city on April 15, including along the Independence Trail - where it all started in 1948.
Tours (in Hebrew) run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and require pre-registration.
Photo Credit: Kfir Bolotin