Israel Public Holiday around the world in 2022

Israel Public Holiday around the world in 2022

  How long until Israel Public Holiday?
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  Dates of Israel Public Holiday around the world
2021 IsraelMar 23
Israel Tue, Mar 23National Holiday
2020 IsraelMar 2
Israel Mon, Mar 2National Holiday
2019 IsraelApr 9, Sep 17
Israel Tue, Sep 17National Holiday
Israel Tue, Apr 9National Holiday
2018 IsraelOct 30
Israel Tue, Oct 30National Holiday
2015 IsraelMar 17
Israel Tue, Mar 17National Holiday
  Summary

Election days in Israel are national holidays, a measure aimed at encouraging participation

In Israel, Election Days are days off from work and public transport is free to enable eligible voters wherever they are in the country to travel to their polling stations and participate in elections. 

According to the experts, a day off on Election Day costs the economy between NIS 1.5 and 4 billion.

Most members of the Knesset support a call to eliminate the national holiday for Knesset Election Day due to the cost to the economy.

Some fear that eliminating the day off will result in lower voter turnout, however, a poll released by Globes shows that 85% of registered voters say it makes no difference.

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