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Public Holidays in Israel in 2017

Israel Upcoming Public Holidays in Israel

Purim
Purim

1 March 2018 This National holiday is in 74 days. Purim remembers the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to destroy them as rec...

Passover (begins)
Pesach

31 March 2018 This National holiday is in 104 days. Passover (Pesach), is an 8 day Jewish holiday that remembers the exodus of the Israelit...

Passover (ends)
Pesach

7 April 2018 This National holiday is in 111 days. Passover (Pesach), is an 8 day Jewish holiday that remembers the exodus of the Israelit...

Israel List of National Public holidays of Israel in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday March 12 Purim
Monday April 10 Passover (begins) Pesach
Monday April 17 Passover (ends) Last Day of Pesach
Tuesday May 02 Independence Day Yom HaAtzmaut
Wednesday May 24 Jerusalem Day Marks the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War
Wednesday May 31 Pentecost Shavuot
Tuesday August 01 Fast of Ninth of Av Commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem
Thursday September 21 New Year Rosh HaShana
Friday September 22 New Year Rosh HaShana
Saturday September 30 Day of Atonement Yom Kippur
Thursday October 05 Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles
Thursday October 12 Simchat Torah Celebrates the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings
Wednesday December 13 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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