On the Fire for Yom HaAtzmaut

Yom HaAtzmaut is the National Day of Grilling Meat in Israel. It’s a holiday celebrated in backyards with the family barbecue, or with portable grills in green spaces throughout Israel, a day dedicated to spending time outdoors with family and friends, a true Sunday with no work, all play, beers, cake…

There is a joie de vivre felt throughout the country, a simchat chaim for all foods grilled. There are parades to honor the brave men and women who tend the grills, political speeches dedicating the day as the first official day of the grilling season, military air shows and more.

Oh yeah, it’s also Independence Day.

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