Yom HaAliyah is garbled on website and calendar

BenF 4 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 2 years ago 6

The HebCal diaspora holiday calendar lists Yom HaAliyah as the 7th of Cheshvan. As explained on the website:

Yom HaAliyah (Aliyah Day) (Hebrew: יום העליה) is an Israeli national holiday celebrated annually on the seventh of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, to commemorate the historic events which happened on the tenth of the Hebrew month of Nisan (Hebrew: י’ ניסן).


This is incorrect. As is clearly stated in both of the references on that page (Am Yisrael Foundation and Wikipedia), the holiday is in fact 10 Nisan. Because of the proximity of Yom HaAliyah to Pesach, the Israel Ministry of Education sponsors Yom HaAliyah programs in schools on 7 Cheshvan

Please change the date of Yom HaAliyah on the HebCal diaspora holiday calendar from 7 Cheshvan to 10 Nisan, and correct the holiday page on the website.

Hi Ben, it can take up to 7 days for Google Calendar to refresh iCalendar subscription feeds.

For good measure, we just cleared our server-side cache to sometime within the next week when Google refreshes you should definitely see the updates.

I see this change on the Holidays page, but when will these changes be reflected in the "Jewish Holidays - All" feed that my congregation embeds in the Google Calendar on our website?

—Ben F


Ben, thanks for the feedback.

We've changed Hebcal to match how Google's Holidays in Israel calendar displays the holiday.


Yom HaAliyah School Observance (Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools) for Hebrew Year 5782 occurs at dawn on Wednesday, 13 October 2021.


Yom HaAliyah (Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel) for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on Sunday, 10 April 2022 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 11 April 2022.

Under review

Thanks for this suggestion. We will look into implementing something similar.

Google's Holidays in Israel calendar gets it right, showing the holiday on April 4, 2020 (10 Nisan) while also noting that it is observed in schools on November 5, 2019 (7 Cheshvan).