Top events in Israel

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...

September
24

Israel’s two-day New Year celebration is a family holiday, with gifts but also with a reflective mood. The year starts not with a drink at...

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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