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Holidays in Israel in 2015

Israel National public holidays of Israel in 2015

DayDateHolidayComments
Thursday March 05 Purim
Tuesday March 17 Public Holiday Allow voting in national elections
Saturday April 04 Passover (begins) Pesach
Friday April 10 Passover (ends) Pesach
Thursday April 23 Independence Day Yom HaAtzmaut
Sunday May 17 Jerusalem Day Yom Yerushalayim. Marks the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War
Sunday May 24 Pentecost Shavuot
Sunday July 26 Fast of Ninth of Av Commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem
Monday September 14 New Year Rosh HaShana
Tuesday September 15 New Year Rosh HaShana
Wednesday September 23 Day of Atonement Yom Kippur
Monday September 28 Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles
Monday October 05 Simchat Torah Celebrates the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings
Monday December 07 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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