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Public Holidays in Israel in 2017

Israel Upcoming Public Holidays in Israel

Day of Atonement
Day of Atonement

30 September 2017 This National holiday is in 6 days. Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of repentance, considered to be the holiest and most solem...

Sukkot
Sukkot

5 October 2017 This National holiday is in 11 days. Sukkot is also known as Succoth, Sukkos, Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles

Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah

12 October 2017 This National holiday is in 18 days. Marks the end of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new ...

Israel List of National Public holidays of Israel in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday March 12 Mar 12 Purim
Monday April 10 Apr 10 Passover (begins) Pesach
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Passover (ends) Last Day of Pesach
Tuesday May 02 May 2 Independence Day Yom HaAtzmaut
Wednesday May 24 May 24 Jerusalem Day Marks the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War
Wednesday May 31 May 31 Pentecost Shavuot
Tuesday August 01 Aug 1 Fast of Ninth of Av Commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem
Thursday September 21 Sep 21 New Year Rosh HaShana
Friday September 22 Sep 22 New Year Rosh HaShana
Saturday September 30 Sep 30 Day of Atonement Yom Kippur
Thursday October 05 Oct 5 Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles
Thursday October 12 Oct 12 Simchat Torah Celebrates the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings
Wednesday December 13 Dec 13 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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