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Why move Yom Haatzmaut?

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Iyyar 9, 5775
Question
Why did we move yom Haatzmaut a day early this year? 5 Iyyar was on Friday and in Israel most people don’t work anyway. There was no conflict with Shabbat. So why not leave it on the 5 Iyyar?
Answer
Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations don’t stop at sunset. If we celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut on Friday many of jews will desecrate Shabbat on Friday after sunset.
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