Top events in Israel

November
29

In homes, workplaces and in the street, menorahs are lit in the evening with one extra candle each night for eight days. Hanukkah (also spelt...

April
15

In a country that has lived through so many wars, battles and attacks, and where military service is compulsory, War Memorial Day is an important...

Israel Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Only the first and last days of Pesach and Sukkot are national holidays, but there may be some disruption on intermediate dates. Jewish festivals always commence on the evenings before the dates given below.

2021

February
25
Purim
Start date:
25 February 2021

Celebrated one day later in Jerusalem and all other ancient walled cities.

March
28
Pesach (Passover)
Start date:
28 March 2021
April
15
Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day)
Start date:
15 April 2021
May
17
Shavuot (Pentecost)
Start date:
17 May 2021
September
07
Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
Start date:
7 September 2021
End date:
8 September 2021
September
16
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Start date:
16 September 2021
September
21
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
Start date:
21 September 2021
September
28
Simchat Torah
Start date:
28 September 2021
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