Yom Hashoah for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Tuesday, May 3rd ending at sundown on Wednesday, May 4th.
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.
Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?
According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.
Days to Yom Hashoah 2016
Wednesday, May 4th is day number 125 of the 2016 calendar year with -4 years, -23 days until Yom Hashoah 2016.
|Name(s):||Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah, Holocaust Remembrance Day|
|When:||27th of Nisan in Hebrew Calendar|
Dates for Yom Hashoah
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Yom Hashoah 2019||Thursday, May 02, 2019||-391|
|Yom Hashoah 2020||Tuesday, April 21, 2020||-36|
|Yom Hashoah 2021||Thursday, April 08, 2021||316|
|Yom Hashoah 2022||Thursday, April 28, 2022||701|
|Yom Hashoah 2023||Tuesday, April 18, 2023||1056|
|Yom Hashoah 2024||Monday, May 06, 2024||1440|