Public Holidays in Israel in 2017

Israel 2017

Israel List of Holidays in Israel in 2017

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Sunday Sun Purim Not A Public Holiday
Monday Mon Pesach I Public Holiday Passover begins
Monday Mon Pesach VII Public Holiday Passover ends
Monday Mon Memorial Day Not A Public Holiday Statutory holiday
Tuesday Tue Independence Day Public Holiday National Day
Wednesday Wed Jerusalem Day Not A Public Holiday
Wednesday Wed Pentecost Public Holiday Shavuot
Tuesday Tue Fast of Ninth of Av Not A Public Holiday
Thursday Thu Rosh Hashanah Public Holiday Jewish New Year
Friday Fri Rosh Hashanah Public Holiday Jewish New Year
Saturday Sat Day of Atonement Public Holiday Yom Kippur
Thursday Thu Sukkot Public Holiday Feast of Tabernacles
Thursday Thu Simchat Torah Public Holiday
Wednesday Wed Hanukkah Not A Public Holiday A holiday period, but not a national holiday


  • 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.
  • Public holidays in Israel are national holidays officially recognised by the Knesset, Israel's parliament.
  • There are several observances in Israel that are called National Holidays but are not non-working days. They are marked in yellow above.