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Public Holidays in Israel in 2016

Israel Upcoming Public Holidays in Israel

Purim
Purim

24 March 2016 This National holiday is in 45 days. Purim remembers the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to destroy them as rec...

Passover (begins)
Pesach

24 April 2016 This National holiday is in 76 days. Passover (Pesach), is an 8 day Jewish holiday that remembers the exodus of the Israelit...

Passover (ends)
Pesach

30 April 2016 This National holiday is in 82 days. Passover (Pesach), is an 8 day Jewish holiday that remembers the exodus of the Israelit...

Israel List of National Public holidays of Israel in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday March 24 Mar 24 Purim
Sunday April 24 Apr 24 Passover (begins) Pesach
Saturday April 30 Apr 30 Passover (ends) Pesach
Thursday May 12 May 12 Independence Day Yom HaAtzmaut
Sunday June 05 Jun 5 Jerusalem Day Marks the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War
Monday June 13 Jun 13 Pentecost Shavuot
Sunday August 14 Aug 14 Fast of Ninth of Av Commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem
Monday October 03 Oct 3 New Year Rosh HaShana
Tuesday October 04 Oct 4 New Year Rosh HaShana
Wednesday October 12 Oct 12 Day of Atonement Yom Kippur
Monday October 17 Oct 17 Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles
Tuesday October 25 Oct 25 Simchat Torah Celebrates the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 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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