A Yahrzeit is traditionally observed on the annual date of death according to the Hebrew calendar which is different than the Gregorian (English) calendar. On this day loved ones are honored by reciting the Kaddish and burning a Yahrzeit candle for 24 hours.
Our sister website, NationalJewishMemorialWall.com, provides a Yahrzeit Reminder as an easy way to remember both the English and Hebrew Yahrzeit dates for loved ones.
Each year NJMW will send an email, along with a copy of the Mourner's Kaddish, to honor the memory of a loved one. You'll have the option to set a reminder for yourself as well as for family members and friends.