Public Holidays

Public holidays in Israel

In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But also 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 name20222023202420252026
New year festival of trees and bushesTu biSchevatJan. 17thFeb. 6thJan. 25thFeb. 13thFeb. 2nd
Fast of EstherTa'anit EstherFeb. 14thMarch 6thFeb. 22ndMarch 13thMarch 2nd
Salvation from PersiaPurimFeb. 15thMarch 7thFeb. 23rdMarch 14thMarch 3rd
Exodus from EgyptPessachApril 16thApril 6thApril 23rdApril 13thApril 2nd
Exodus from Egypt (day 2)Pessach (2)April 17thApril 7thApril 24thApril 14thApril 3rd
Exodus from Egypt (day 3)Pessach (3)April 18thApril 8thApril 25thApril 15thApril 4th
Exodus from Egypt (day 4)Pessach (4)April 19thApril 9thApril 26thApril 16thApril 5th
Exodus from Egypt (day 5)Pessach (5)April 20thApril 10thApril 27thApril 17thApril 6th
Exodus from Egypt (day 6)Pessach (6)April 21stApril 11thApril 28thApril 18thApril 7th
Exodus from Egypt (day 7)Pessach (7)April 22ndApril 12thApril 29thApril 19thApril 8th
Holocaust Memorial DayJom haScho'aApril 27thApril 17thMay 4thApril 24thApril 13th
Memorial Day of Israeli soldiersJom haZikaronMay 3rdApril 23rdMay 10thApril 30thApril 19th
Independence DayJom haAtzma'utMay 4thApril 24thMay 11thMay 1stApril 20th
Bar Kochba uprisingLag baOmerMay 19thMay 9thMay 26thMay 16thMay 5th
ThanksgivingSchawuotJune 5thMay 26thJune 12thJune 2ndMay 22nd
Thanksgiving (day 2)Schawuot (2)June 6thMay 27thJune 13thJune 3rdMay 23rd
Destruction of the Temple in JerusalemTischa beAvAug. 6thJuly 27thAug. 13thAug. 3rdJuly 23rd
Victory of the Pharisees over the SadduceesTu B’AvAug. 12thAug. 2ndAug. 19thAug. 9thJuly 29th
Jewish New YearRosch ha-SchanaSept. 26thSept. 16thOct. 3rdSept. 23rdSept. 12th
2nd New Year's DayRosch ha-Schana (2)Sept. 27thSept. 17thOct. 4thSept. 24thSept. 13th
Day of AtonementJom KippurOct. 5thSept. 25thOct. 12thOct. 2ndSept. 21st
Feast of TabernaclesSukkotOct. 10thSept. 30thOct. 17thOct. 7thSept. 26th
Feast of Tabernacles (day 2)Sukkot (2)Oct. 11thOct. 1stOct. 18thOct. 8thSept. 27th
Feast of Tabernacles (day 3)Sukkot (3)Oct. 12thOct. 2ndOct. 19thOct. 9thSept. 28th
Feast of Tabernacles (day 4)Sukkot (4)Oct. 13thOct. 3rdOct. 20thOct. 10thSept. 29th
Feast of Tabernacles (day 5)Sukkot (5)Oct. 14thOct. 4thOct. 21stOct. 11thSept. 30th
Feast of Tabernacles (day 6)Sukkot (6)Oct. 15thOct. 5thOct. 22ndOct. 12thOct. 1st
Feast of Tabernacles + Palm FestivalSukkot + Hoschana RabbaOct. 16thOct. 6thOct. 23rdOct. 13thOct. 2nd
Eighth day of AssemblySchmini AzeretOct. 17thOct. 7thOct. 24thOct. 14thOct. 3rd
Rejoicing of the TorahSimchat ToraOct. 18thOct. 8thOct. 25thOct. 15thOct. 4th
Entry into IsraelYom HaAliyahNov. 1stOct. 22ndNov. 8thOct. 29thOct. 18th
Festival of LightsChanukkaDec. 19thDec. 8thDec. 26thDec. 15thDec. 5th
Festival of Lights (day 2)Chanukka (2)Dec. 20thDec. 9thDec. 27thDec. 16thDec. 6th
Festival of Lights (day 3)Chanukka (3)Dec. 21stDec. 10thDec. 28thDec. 17thDec. 7th
Festival of Lights (day 4)Chanukka (4)Dec. 22ndDec. 11thDec. 29thDec. 18thDec. 8th
Festival of Lights (day 5)Chanukka (5)Dec. 23rdDec. 12thDec. 30thDec. 19thDec. 9th
Festival of Lights (day 6)Chanukka (6) + Rosch ChodeschDec. 24thDec. 13thDec. 31stDec. 20thDec. 10th
Festival of Lights (day 7)Chanukka (7)Dec. 25thDec. 13thJan. 1stJan. 1stDec. 11th
Festival of Lights (day 8)Chanukka (8)Dec. 26thDec. 14thJan. 1stJan. 2ndDec. 12th

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