Yom HaShoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Directly translated, Yom means “Day,” Shoah means “Holocaust.”
It’s a day to remember the survivors, victims, heroes, and acts of humanity of the Holocaust, not just to mourn and pray for the dead.
The day of commemoration honored in Israel on the 27th day of the month of Nisan, which falls between Passover and Yom ha-Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.
The date was chosen in part to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on April 19, 1943, which ended on the 27th day of Nisan.
Generally, the holiday falls in April or May of the Western calendar.