Hours after honoring and remembering those who gave their lives in defense of the Jewish state, Israelis on Monday evening burst into celebration for the 65th anniversary of their ancient nation's modern rebirth.
Fireworks were on display across the country and young and old alike donned festive costumes and gathered to mark Israel's Independence Day.
According to Jewish tradition, days start at sunset, so Independence Day was still in full swing come Tuesday morning, when nearly every Israeli across the country set out for the nation's numerous parks to enjoy a day of BBQs and fellowship.
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