Public holidays and observances in Israel

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 31 Wednesday Tu Bishvat Observance and Hebrew holiday
February 28 Wednesday Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther) Observance and Hebrew holiday
March 1 Thursday Purim (Tel Aviv) National and Hebrew holiday
March 2 Friday Shushan Purim (Jerusalem) National and Hebrew holiday
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
March 31 Saturday Pesach I (First day of Passover) National and Hebrew holiday
April 1 Sunday Pesach II (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 2 Monday Pesach III (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 3 Tuesday Pesach IV (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 4 Wednesday Pesach V (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 5 Thursday Pesach VI (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 6 Friday Pesach VII (Last day of Passover) National and Hebrew holiday
April 11 Wednesday Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 18 Wednesday Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 19 Thursday Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) National and Hebrew holiday
May 3 Thursday Lag B'Omer Jewish holiday
May 13 Sunday Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) National and Hebrew holiday
May 20 Sunday Shavuot (Pentecost) National and Hebrew holiday
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
June 30 Saturday Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz Observance and Hebrew holiday
July 22 Sunday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday
September 10 Monday Rosh Hashana (New Year) National and Hebrew holiday
September 11 Tuesday Rosh Hashana II (New Year day 2) National and Hebrew holiday
September 12 Wednesday Tzom Gedaliah Observance and Hebrew holiday
September 19 Wednesday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
September 24 Monday Sukkot I National and Hebrew holiday
September 25 Tuesday Sukkot II Observance and Hebrew holiday
September 26 Wednesday Sukkot III Observance and Hebrew holiday
September 27 Thursday Sukkot IV Observance and Hebrew holiday
September 28 Friday Sukkot V Observance and Hebrew holiday
September 29 Saturday Sukkot VI Observance and Hebrew holiday
September 30 Sunday Sukkot VII/Hoshanah Rabah Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 1 Monday Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah National and Hebrew holiday
December 3 Monday Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 4 Tuesday Hanukkah II Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 5 Wednesday Hanukkah III Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 6 Thursday Hanukkah IV Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 7 Friday Hanukkah V Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 8 Saturday Hanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh Tevet Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 9 Sunday Hanukkah VII Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 10 Monday Hanukkah VIII Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 18 Tuesday Asarah B'Tevet Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 21 Monday Tu Bishvat Observance and Hebrew holiday
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
March 20 Wednesday Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther) Observance and Hebrew holiday
March 21 Thursday Purim (Tel Aviv) National and Hebrew holiday
March 22 Friday Shushan Purim (Jerusalem) National and Hebrew holiday
April 20 Saturday Pesach I (First day of Passover) National and Hebrew holiday
April 21 Sunday Pesach II (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 22 Monday Pesach III (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 23 Tuesday Pesach IV (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 24 Wednesday Pesach V (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 25 Thursday Pesach VI (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 26 Friday Pesach VII (Last day of Passover) National and Hebrew holiday
May 1 Wednesday Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day Observance and Hebrew holiday
May 8 Wednesday Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) Observance and Hebrew holiday
May 9 Thursday Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) National and Hebrew holiday
May 23 Thursday Lag B'Omer Jewish holiday
June 2 Sunday Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) National and Hebrew holiday
June 9 Sunday Shavuot (Pentecost) National and Hebrew holiday
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
July 20 Saturday Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz Observance and Hebrew holiday
August 11 Sunday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
September 30 Monday Rosh Hashana (New Year) National and Hebrew holiday
October 1 Tuesday Rosh Hashana II (New Year day 2) National and Hebrew holiday
October 2 Wednesday Tzom Gedaliah Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 9 Wednesday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday
October 14 Monday Sukkot I National and Hebrew holiday
October 15 Tuesday Sukkot II Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 16 Wednesday Sukkot III Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 17 Thursday Sukkot IV Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 18 Friday Sukkot V Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 19 Saturday Sukkot VI Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 20 Sunday Sukkot VII/Hoshanah Rabah Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 21 Monday Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah National and Hebrew holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 23 Monday Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 24 Tuesday Hanukkah II Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 25 Wednesday Hanukkah III Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 26 Thursday Hanukkah IV Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 27 Friday Hanukkah V Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 28 Saturday Hanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh Tevet Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 29 Sunday Hanukkah VII Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 30 Monday Hanukkah VIII Observance and Hebrew holiday

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 7 Tuesday Asarah B'Tevet Observance and Hebrew holiday
February 10 Monday Tu Bishvat Observance and Hebrew holiday
March 9 Monday Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther) Observance and Hebrew holiday
March 10 Tuesday Purim (Tel Aviv) National and Hebrew holiday
March 11 Wednesday Shushan Purim (Jerusalem) National and Hebrew holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
April 9 Thursday Pesach I (First day of Passover) National and Hebrew holiday
April 10 Friday Pesach II (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 11 Saturday Pesach III (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 12 Sunday Pesach IV (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 13 Monday Pesach V (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 14 Tuesday Pesach VI (Passover) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 15 Wednesday Pesach VII (Last day of Passover) National and Hebrew holiday
April 21 Tuesday Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 28 Tuesday Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) Observance and Hebrew holiday
April 29 Wednesday Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) National and Hebrew holiday
May 12 Tuesday Lag B'Omer Jewish holiday
May 22 Friday Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) National and Hebrew holiday
May 29 Friday Shavuot (Pentecost) National and Hebrew holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
July 9 Thursday Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz Observance and Hebrew holiday
July 30 Thursday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday
September 19 Saturday Rosh Hashana (New Year) National and Hebrew holiday
September 20 Sunday Rosh Hashana II (New Year day 2) National and Hebrew holiday
September 21 Monday Tzom Gedaliah Observance and Hebrew holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
September 28 Monday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday
October 3 Saturday Sukkot I National and Hebrew holiday
October 4 Sunday Sukkot II Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 5 Monday Sukkot III Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 6 Tuesday Sukkot IV Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 7 Wednesday Sukkot V Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 8 Thursday Sukkot VI Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 9 Friday Sukkot VII/Hoshanah Rabah Observance and Hebrew holiday
October 10 Saturday Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah National and Hebrew holiday
December 11 Friday Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 12 Saturday Hanukkah II Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 13 Sunday Hanukkah III Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 14 Monday Hanukkah IV Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 15 Tuesday Hanukkah V Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 16 Wednesday Hanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh Tevet Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 17 Thursday Hanukkah VII Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 18 Friday Hanukkah VIII Observance and Hebrew holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 25 Friday Asarah B'Tevet Observance and Hebrew holiday