The next upcoming Yom Hashoah starts on sundown of May 1 ending at sundown on Thursday May 2nd, 2019. Yom Hashoah also called Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorates the lives of the Jewish people who died in the Holocaust of World War 2. This day is remembered in the Hebrew calendar on 27th day of Nisan.
Many people will attend ceremonies or gatherings to remember those who were lost in the Holocaust.
The day is a remembrance of the more than 6 million Jewish lives lost during World War 2 from the years 1933 to 1945 by the Nazi ruling party of Germany. The Knesset in Israel established this day as Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom Hashoah.