Public Holidays in Israel in 2020

Israel 2020

Israel List of Holidays in Israel in 2020

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