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2014: Israel

Israel National public holidays of Israel in 2014

DayDateHolidayComments
Sunday March 16 Purim
Tuesday April 15 Passover (begins) Pesach
Tuesday April 22 Passover (ends) Pesach
Tuesday May 06 Independence Day Yom HaAtzmaut
Wednesday May 28 Jerusalem Day Yom Yerushalayim. Marks the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War.
Wednesday June 04 Pentecost Shavuot
Tuesday August 05 Fast of Ninth of Av Commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem
Thursday September 25 New Year Rosh HaShana
Friday September 26 New Year Rosh HaShana
Saturday October 04 Day of Atonement Yom Kippur
Thursday October 09 Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles
Thursday October 16 Simchat Torah Celebrates the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings
Wednesday December 17 Chanukah The festival of Chanukah is a holiday period, but it is not a national holiday

Key

National Holiday
Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • Only the first and last days of Passover and Sukkot are national holidays, but there may be some disruption on intermediate dates; many shops and businesses may open but close early.
  • The festival of Chanukah is a holiday period, but it is not a national holiday - businesses remain open.
  • Jewish festivals always commence on the evenings before the dates given above.

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