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Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

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Media Update: Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Yad Vashem Relocated to the Hall of Remembrance Due to Weather Conditions

05 May 2024

Due to unforeseen weather changes, the venue for the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Ceremony has been relocated to the Hall of Remembrance.

As such, the ceremony tomorrow, 6 May 2024, set for 10:00, will be open to Pool Media Coverage.

International Media Pool – Stills: Amir Cohen, Reuters

Additionally, the Government Press Office (GPO) is being broadcast live – the first part of the ceremony, including the 11 official wreaths, including the President, Prime Minister, and Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan. Please see the embedded code below:  


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The other events scheduled throughout the day at Yad Vashem are opened to full media coverage and will continue as planned. Please be aware that there might be slight adjustments due to weather conditions.

Please refer to the updated schedule below for further details:



Monday, 6 May 2024

10:00                   Siren

10:02                   Wreath-Laying Ceremony with the participation of Israel's President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Knesset, President of the Supreme Court, representatives of survivor and fighter organizations and delegations from throughout the country— will be moved to the Hall of Remembrance

                            Admission by personal invitation only

11:00–12:45        “Unto Every Person There is a Name” Recitation of Holocaust victims’ names by members of the public—Hall of Remembrance (a similar event will take place in the Knesset in the presence of the Speaker of the Knesset)

11:00-16:30         Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance The public is invited to come to Yad Vashem, to light a memorial candle bearing the identity of a Holocaust victim in the Warsaw Ghetto Square, weather permitting.

13:00                   Main Memorial CeremonyHall of Remembrance

17:00                   Youth Movement Ceremony will include a conversation between Holocaust survivor Miriam Troper and her granddaughter Mor Troper, as well as a social-musical event. Hundreds of youth movement members will participate in the ceremony, along with the Director General of the Ministry of Education Meir Shamoni and the CEO of Yad Vashem Brig. Gen. (res.) Tzvika Fayirizen. The assembly is organized by Yad Vashem in collaboration with the Youth Movements Council and the Society and Youth Administration at the Ministry of Education. — Safra Auditorium, International School for Holocaust Studies

                            Admission by personal invitation only