Public Holidays

Public holidays in Israel

In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But in other countries far away from home there is enough reason to celebrate.

Not all holidays are statuted by law — and those that are, do not necessarily mean a day off in all regions of Israel. Rather, it is often up to the respective parts of the country whether the holiday is also a day off.

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Moving Holidays in Israel

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

HolidayLocal name20232024202520262027
New year festival of trees and bushesTu biSchevatFeb. 6thJan. 25thFeb. 13thFeb. 2ndJan. 23rd
Fast of EstherTa'anit EstherMarch 6thFeb. 22ndMarch 13thMarch 2ndFeb. 20th
Salvation from PersiaPurimMarch 7thFeb. 23rdMarch 14thMarch 3rdFeb. 21st
Exodus from EgyptPessachApril 6thApril 23rdApril 13thApril 2ndApril 22nd
Exodus from Egypt (day 2)Pessach (2)April 7thApril 24thApril 14thApril 3rdApril 23rd
Exodus from Egypt (day 3)Pessach (3)April 8thApril 25thApril 15thApril 4thApril 24th
Exodus from Egypt (day 4)Pessach (4)April 9thApril 26thApril 16thApril 5thApril 25th
Exodus from Egypt (day 5)Pessach (5)April 10thApril 27thApril 17thApril 6thApril 26th
Exodus from Egypt (day 6)Pessach (6)April 11thApril 28thApril 18thApril 7thApril 27th
Exodus from Egypt (day 7)Pessach (7)April 12thApril 29thApril 19thApril 8thApril 28th
Holocaust Memorial DayJom haScho'aApril 17thMay 4thApril 24thApril 13thMay 3rd
Memorial Day of Israeli soldiersJom haZikaronApril 23rdMay 10thApril 30thApril 19thMay 9th
Independence DayJom haAtzma'utApril 24thMay 11thMay 1stApril 20thMay 10th
Bar Kochba uprisingLag baOmerMay 9thMay 26thMay 16thMay 5thMay 25th
ThanksgivingSchawuotMay 26thJune 12thJune 2ndMay 22ndJune 11th
Thanksgiving (day 2)Schawuot (2)May 27thJune 13thJune 3rdMay 23rdJune 12th
Destruction of the Temple in JerusalemTischa beAvJuly 27thAug. 13thAug. 3rdJuly 23rdAug. 12th
Victory of the Pharisees over the SadduceesTu B’AvAug. 2ndAug. 19thAug. 9thJuly 29thAug. 18th
Jewish New YearRosch ha-SchanaSept. 16thOct. 3rdSept. 23rdSept. 12thOct. 2nd
2nd New Year's DayRosch ha-Schana (2)Sept. 17thOct. 4thSept. 24thSept. 13thOct. 3rd
Day of AtonementJom KippurSept. 25thOct. 12thOct. 2ndSept. 21stOct. 11th
Feast of TabernaclesSukkotSept. 30thOct. 17thOct. 7thSept. 26thOct. 16th
Feast of Tabernacles (day 2)Sukkot (2)Oct. 1stOct. 18thOct. 8thSept. 27thOct. 17th
Feast of Tabernacles (day 3)Sukkot (3)Oct. 2ndOct. 19thOct. 9thSept. 28thOct. 18th
Feast of Tabernacles (day 4)Sukkot (4)Oct. 3rdOct. 20thOct. 10thSept. 29thOct. 19th
Feast of Tabernacles (day 5)Sukkot (5)Oct. 4thOct. 21stOct. 11thSept. 30thOct. 20th
Feast of Tabernacles (day 6)Sukkot (6)Oct. 5thOct. 22ndOct. 12thOct. 1stOct. 21st
Feast of Tabernacles + Palm FestivalSukkot + Hoschana RabbaOct. 6thOct. 23rdOct. 13thOct. 2ndOct. 22nd
Eighth day of AssemblySchmini AzeretOct. 7thOct. 24thOct. 14thOct. 3rdOct. 23rd
Rejoicing of the TorahSimchat ToraOct. 8thOct. 25thOct. 15thOct. 4thOct. 24th
Entry into IsraelYom HaAliyahOct. 22ndNov. 8thOct. 29thOct. 18thNov. 7th
Festival of LightsChanukkaDec. 8thDec. 26thDec. 15thDec. 5thDec. 25th
Festival of Lights (day 2)Chanukka (2)Dec. 9thDec. 27thDec. 16thDec. 6thDec. 26th
Festival of Lights (day 3)Chanukka (3)Dec. 10thDec. 28thDec. 17thDec. 7thDec. 27th
Festival of Lights (day 4)Chanukka (4)Dec. 11thDec. 29thDec. 18thDec. 8thDec. 28th
Festival of Lights (day 5)Chanukka (5)Dec. 12thDec. 30thDec. 19thDec. 9thDec. 29th
Festival of Lights (day 6)Chanukka (6) + Rosch ChodeschDec. 13thDec. 31stDec. 20thDec. 10thDec. 30th
Festival of Lights (day 7)Chanukka (7)Dec. 13thJan. 1stJan. 1stDec. 11thDec. 31st
Festival of Lights (day 8)Chanukka (8)Dec. 14thJan. 1stJan. 2ndDec. 12thJan. 1st

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