Public Holidays in Israel in 2021

Israel 2021

List of Holidays in Israel in 2021

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