Israel celebrates nearly coronavirus-free Independence Day

After a year of lockdowns and limitations, families gather to celebrate 73 years of independence.

Staff at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem wave at the IAF flyover on Independence Day.  (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Staff at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem wave at the IAF flyover on Independence Day.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


As Israel concludes its Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims, a day of sadness and introspection, the country’s citizens prepare for a shift in mood, with the start of Independence Day celebrations at sunset on Wednesday, in a nearly coronavirus-free environment.
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After a year of lockdowns and limitations, families will gather to celebrate 73 years of independence and what they hope will be the soon-approaching end to the pandemic