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Public Holidays in Israel in 2019

Israel Upcoming Public Holidays in Israel

Pentecost
Pentecost

10 June 2019 This National holiday is in 21 days. Shavuot is one of the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. Also known as the Feast of W...

Fast of Ninth of Av
Fast of Ninth of Av

11 August 2019 This National holiday is in 83 days. Tisha B'Av. Commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem

New Year
Rosh Hashana

30 September 2019 This National holiday is in 133 days. The Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah is generally known as the New Year' s Day of th...

Israel List of National Public holidays of Israel in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday March 21 Purim
Tuesday April 09 Public Holiday Allow voting in national elections
Saturday April 20 Passover (begins) Pesach
Friday April 26 Passover (ends) Pesach
Thursday May 09 Independence Day Yom HaAtzmaut
Thursday May 09 Victory Day
Sunday June 02 Jerusalem Day Marks the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War
Monday June 10 Pentecost Shavuot
Sunday August 11 Fast of Ninth of Av Commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem
Monday September 30 New Year Rosh HaShana
Tuesday October 01 New Year Rosh HaShana
Wednesday October 09 Day of Atonement Yom Kippur
Monday October 14 Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles
Tuesday October 22 Simchat Torah Celebrates the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings
Monday December 23 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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