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Public Holidays in Israel in 2018

Israel Upcoming Public Holidays in Israel

New Year
Rosh HaShana

10 September 2018 This National holiday is in 27 days. The Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah is generally known as the New Year' s Day of th...

New Year
Rosh HaShana

11 September 2018 This National holiday is in 28 days. Second day of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year of the Jewish calendar

Day of Atonement
Day of Atonement

19 September 2018 This National holiday is in 36 days. Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of repentance, considered to be the holiest and most solem...

Israel List of National Public holidays of Israel in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday March 01 Purim
Saturday March 31 Passover (begins) Pesach
Saturday April 07 Passover (ends) Pesach
Thursday April 19 Independence Day Yom HaAtzmaut
Wednesday May 09 Victory Day
Sunday May 13 Jerusalem Day Marks the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War
Sunday May 20 Pentecost Shavuot
Sunday July 22 Fast of Ninth of Av Commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem
Monday September 10 New Year Rosh HaShana
Tuesday September 11 New Year Rosh HaShana
Wednesday September 19 Day of Atonement Yom Kippur
Monday September 24 Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles
Tuesday October 02 Simchat Torah Celebrates the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings
Monday December 03 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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