The 26th of Iyar is a new Jewish holiday, established in honor of the rescue of European Jewry from the threat of complete destruction in World War II.
May 9, 1945 fell on Iyar 26, 5705 according to the Hebrew calendar. That is why this date was chosen as the Day of Salvation and Liberation. On this day, commemorative events are held in synagogues around the world, prayers of thanks are offered to the Almighty, and conferences on the subject of World War II and the Holocaust are held. On 26 Iyar, Jews around the world are also sending words of gratitude to the war veterans who defeated Nazism and saved the Jews of Europe from complete destruction by the Nazis and their accomplices.
The purpose of the holiday is to preserve in generations the memory of the terrible events of World War II, of the heroism of the soldiers of the Red Army and the armies of the allied countries, and to prevent attempts to rewrite history.