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April
07

A sombre and emotional day of remembrance for the six million Jews who lost their lives in the world’s worst genocide. The country is quiet and...

April
15

At the close of War Memorial Day, a sombre and sad day throughout the county, Israelis erupt into vibrant festivities in celebration of the...

April
15

Israel declared independence on 14th May 1948, and has fought hard to retain it ever since. At the close of War Memorial Day the country erupts...

Israel Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Only the first and last days of Pesach and Sukkot are national holidays, but there may be some disruption on intermediate dates. Jewish festivals always commence on the evenings before the dates given below.

2017

March
12
Purim
Start date:
12 March 2017
April
11
Pesach (Passover)
Start date:
11 April 2017
End date:
17 April 2017
May
02
Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day)
Start date:
2 May 2017
May
31
Shavuot (Pentecost)
Start date:
31 May 2017
September
21
Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
Start date:
21 September 2017
End date:
22 September 2017
September
30
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Start date:
30 September 2017
October
05
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
Start date:
5 October 2017
End date:
6 October 2017
October
13
Simchat Torah
Start date:
13 October 2017
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