Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day Events

Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day Events

According to Knesset law, the Hebrew date of the assassination, the 12th of Heshvan 5756, serves as the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day, the national day of remembrance and mourning marked by all state institutions, army bases and schools. 
All Memorial Day ceremonies and educational programs are devoted to commemorating the life and legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, promoting and protecting democratic values, and examining the danger that violence poses to society and state. 
The Yitzhak Rabin Center hosts memorial and commemoration events throughout the country and assists municipalities, schools, youth movements and army bases in creating commemoration ceremonies. The Center produces educational materials focused on themes relating to leadership, civil society, democracy and the sociology of the Israeli society as well as videos, posters, photographic exhibitions, candles and stickers.  

A succession of official ceremonies mark the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day each year: 
  • The Candle Lighting Ceremony hosted by the Israeli President at the President’s Residence 
    This year’s ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 1st at 12 PM.  The Ceremony will be attended by President Rivlin, with the participation of
    Ministers, Knesset members, soldiers and students.   

  • The State Memorial Ceremony at the Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery 
    This year’s ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 1st at 3 PM at Mount Herzl.  The ceremony will be attended by members of the Rabin family, the President of Israel, the Prime Minister of Israel, the Speaker of the Knesset, the President of the Supreme Court, ministers, Knesset Members and public figures.

  • A special plenary session of the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament)
    The special plenary session of the Knesset will take place on Wednesday, November 1st at 5 PM at the Knesset building in Jerusalem