Public Holiday in Israel in 2020

Public Holiday in Israel in 2020
  How long until Public Holiday?
This holiday next takes place in 33 days.
  Dates of Public Holiday in Israel
2020 Israel Mon, Mar 2 Public Holiday
2019 Apr 9, Sep 17
IsraelTue, Sep 17Public Holiday
IsraelTue, Apr 9Public Holiday
2018 Israel Tue, Oct 30 Public Holiday
2015 Israel Tue, Mar 17 Public Holiday
  Summary
Election days in Israel are national holidays, a measure aimed at encouraging participation

Public Holiday in Israel in 2020

On March 2nd 2020, Israelis will vote in their third election in a year for the Knesset (Israel's parliament.)

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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