Top events in Israel

August
01

Held in August, this week-long festival sees evening performances by top Israeli classical, Jazz and Klezmer performers. It is held in the Jewish...

August
05

Jerusalem's big annual arts, crafts and folklore festival has been running for over 30 years and is one of the summer’s most popular events. More...

September
13

Judaism’s holiest day is a time of fasting, repentance and prayer. The country closes down for 25 hours and it is a special experience as the...

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.

2014

February
14
Purim
Start date:
14 February 2014

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

April
15
Pesach (Passover)
Start date:
15 April 2014
May
06
Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day)
Start date:
6 May 2014
June
04
Shavuot (Pentecost)
Start date:
4 June 2014
September
25
Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
Start date:
25 September 2014
October
04
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
09
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
Start date:
9 October 2014
October
16
Simchat Torah
Start date:
16 October 2014

2015

March
05
Purim
Start date:
5 March 2015

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

April
04
Pesach (Passover)
Start date:
4 April 2015
April
24
Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day)
Start date:
24 April 2015
May
24
Shavuot (Pentecost)
Start date:
24 May 2015
September
14
Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
Start date:
14 September 2015
September
23
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Start date:
23 September 2015
September
28
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
Start date:
28 September 2015
October
05
Simchat Torah
Start date:
5 October 2015
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