Top events in Israel

February
20

2012 saw the city host its first international ice festival – an unusual event to find in a Middle Eastern city. Such was its popularity that an...

March
11

A week of shows featuring artists, singers and dancers are hosted at venues such as the YMCA Hall, the Jerusalem Theatre, the Gerard Bechar Centre...

March
21

A challenging and extremely popular marathon that leads runners up and over the city’s hilly terrain and past ancient historic sights. The route...

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