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April
04

The year’s biggest Jewish festival, Pesach starts with 'Seder Night' – a festive meal on the first evening (the evening before the first day) when...

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...

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.

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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