Top events in Israel

May
23

This is one of Israel’s biggest performing arts festivals, and while the majority of events are held in Jerusalem the whole country gets involved...

June
03

Israel's biggest, loudest and most ostentatious gay celebrations rival any in the entire world. As the locals say: Tel Aviv doesn’t have a...

June
05

The festival is a beautiful and truly unique event. Held in the Old City, it uses light to create a special night time atmosphere. Carefully-...

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.

2016

March
24
Purim
Start date:
24 March 2016

Celebrated one day later in Jerusalem and all other ancient walled cities.

April
23
Pesach (Passover)
Start date:
23 April 2016
End date:
30 April 2016
May
12
Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day)
Start date:
12 May 2016
July
13
Shavuot (Pentecost)
Start date:
13 July 2016
October
03
Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
Start date:
3 October 2016
End date:
4 October 2016
October
12
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Start date:
12 October 2016
October
17
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
Start date:
17 October 2016
End date:
23 October 2016
October
25
Simchat Torah
Start date:
25 October 2016
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