Happy Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel!
The present Doodle observes Israel’s Independence Day, referred to locally as Yom Ha’atzmaut. On this day in 1948, the State of Israel declared its independence.
Yearly onYom Haz’Zikaron, numerous Israelis require the day to celebrate and reflect on their national sovereignty by firing up mangals (charcoal barbecues). It is tradition to cook nearby foods sources like shishlik (kebab skewers stuffed with meat and veggies); a meal which fills the air with a savory aroma as the flares are fanned with a nafnaf (a plastic sheet for starting fires).
Impacts from the ancient shofar, a trumpet produced using a ram’s horn, can be heard as Israel’s blue and white flag flies gladly in the sky—as depicted in the present Doodle artwork. Authoritatively adopted in 1948, that very year as independence, the flag is waved gladly any proudly wherever Israeli’s call home.