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Center for Judaic Studies

Holocaust Awareness Institute


Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed as a day of commemoration for the people who perished in the Holocaust and marks the anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto.

The day is observed on the 27th of Nisan, the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar. Yom HaShoah will be observed on the following days on the Gregorian calendar:

    2016   Thursday, May 5
    2017   Monday, April 24
    2018   Thursday, April 12
    2019   Thursday, May 2
    2020   Tuesday, April 21
    2021   Thursday, April 7
    2022   Thursday, April 28 
    2023   Tuesday, April 18
    2024   Monday, May 6
    2025   Thursday, April 24

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on January 27, and is designated by UN General Assembly Resolution in 2005 to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1945.

HAI is proud to co-sponsor Holocaust Remembrance Events throughout the Denver Metro Area. For more information on how to receive sponsorship for your event, please email us at

For resources on Remembrance Days, including how to mindfully organize a remembrance event, check out the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by clicking here.