Buildings and landmarks across the US and the globe lit up in blue and white Tuesday evening in celebration of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day.
The initiative, which in the US was spearheaded by the Israeli-American Council, saw New York’s Cuomo Bridge along with city halls in Austin, Boston, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco light up in the colors of Israel’s flag.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also extended “warmest wishes” on behalf of the Biden administration in honor of the occasion.
Outside the US, Ukraine joined in on the festivities, lighting up its city hall in Kyiv in blue and white.
In Zagreb, Croatia, an Israeli flag was being projected on a fountain in the city center.
In Uzbekistan, the Israeli flag was being projected on a hotel overlooking the central Amira Temura Square in the country’s capital of Tashkent.
Independence Day began Wednesday evening, as Memorial Day came to an end, with the annual state ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.
Tonight, we will light in BLUE and WHITE to commemorate Israel Independence Day.
— Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (@GMMCB) April 14, 2021
Header: Denver’s city call lights up in blue and white in honor of Israel’s Independence Day on April 14, 2021. (Israeli-American Council)