Ben-Gurion Day

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Ben-Gurion Day in Israel in 2023
Image: The graves of founder of the Israeli state, David Ben-Gurion and his wife, Paula Ben-Gurion in Midreshet Ben-Gurion, in the Negev Desert, Israel. by David Shankbone CC BY-SA 3.0

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Dates of Ben-Gurion Day
2024 Israel Saturday, December 7thBen-Gurion Day
2023 Israel Monday, November 20thBen-Gurion Day
2022 Israel Thursday, December 1stBen-Gurion Day
2021 Israel Wednesday, November 10thBen-Gurion Day
2020 Israel Sunday, November 22ndBen-Gurion Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Ben-Gurion Day in Israel.

The day is an Israeli national holiday that celebrates the life and vision of Israel’s founding father and first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion.

Ben Gurion Day was created by the Israeli Knesset as part of the Ben-Gurion Law. According to the law, Ben-Gurion Day shall be held once a year, on Kislev 6, the date of David Ben-Gurion's death. On this day state memorial services shall be marked by the institutions of the State of Israel, on bases of the Israel Defense Forces, and in schools.

If the sixth of Kislev falls on Shabbat eve, or on Shabbat, the memorial day shall be held on the following Sunday.

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