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Israel : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: New Shekel (ILS)
  • Internet extension: .il - Telephone code: +972 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: yes)
    Banks are open Sunday through Friday mornings from 08:30 to 12:00. They offer additional hours Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 16:00 to 18:00.
  • Weekend: Friday & Saturday
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    Thursday may 9, 2024Victory DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Yom HazikaronEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday may 13, 2024Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Tuesday may 14, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Lag BaOmer (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 23, 2024DocavivEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday may 26, 2024Lag BaOmerEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday may 27, 2024Lag BaOmer (end)School holidays
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    Monday june 10, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday june 11, 2024Eve of ShavuotEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday june 11, 2024Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Wednesday june 12, 2024ShavuotJewish
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    Thursday june 13, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday june 20, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday august 12, 2024Eve of Tish'a B'AvEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday august 13, 2024Tisha B'AvJewish
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    Sunday september 1, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday september 3, 2024Eve of Rosh HashanaEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday september 5, 2024Rosh Hashanah (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday september 15, 2024Rosh Hashanah (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday october 2, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Thursday october 3, 2024Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New YearJewish
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    Friday october 4, 2024Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New YearJewish
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    Thursday october 10, 2024Yom Kippur (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday october 11, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Eve of Yom KippurEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Sukkot (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Yom KippurJewish
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    Monday october 14, 2024Yom Kippur (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday october 16, 2024Sukkot (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday october 16, 2024Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Wednesday october 16, 2024Eve of SukkotEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday october 17, 2024SukkotJewish
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    Friday october 18, 2024SukkotJewish
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    Sunday october 20, 2024Sukkot (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday october 23, 2024Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Thursday october 24, 2024Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah (banks are closed)Jewish
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    Saturday october 26, 2024Day of MourningEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday october 27, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Tuesday november 26, 2024First Night of HanukkahEvents, celebrations...
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    Victory Day

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    Culture : Israel marks this day on May 9th as, like Russia, it was early morning on May 9th 1945 when victory in Europe was declared.

    Yom Hazikaron

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    Culture : Traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, this commemoration has now been extended to civilian victims of armed disputes

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Monday may 13, 2024
    Banks only :

    Independence Day

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    Tuesday may 14, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Lag BaOmer (beginning)

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    School holidays :

    Docaviv

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Culture : Https://www.docaviv.co.il Documentary film festival -- lasts 10 days - in Tel Aviv 2024 edition confirmed

    Lag BaOmer

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    Sunday may 26, 2024
    Culture : Marks the hillula (celebration, interpreted by some as anniversary of death) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a Mishnaic sage and leading disciple of Rabbi Akiva in the 2nd century, and the day on which he revealed the deepest secrets of kabbalah in the form of the Zohar, a landmark text of Jewish mysticism Wikipedia

    Lag BaOmer (end)

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    Monday may 27, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Monday june 10, 2024
    School holidays : Shavuot

    Eve of Shavuot

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    Tuesday june 11, 2024
    Culture :

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Tuesday june 11, 2024
    Banks only :

    Shavuot

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    Wednesday june 12, 2024
    Jewish : Celebration of Moses' descent from Mt Sinai with the ten commandments. Plants and flowers are used in decorations.

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Thursday june 13, 2024
    School holidays : Shavuot

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday june 20, 2024
    School holidays : Primary schools
    one week earlier in secondary schools

    Eve of Tish'a B'Av

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    Monday august 12, 2024
    Culture :

    Tisha B'Av

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    Tuesday august 13, 2024
    Jewish : Commemorates the Wall's profanation

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Sunday september 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    Eve of Rosh Hashana

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    Tuesday september 3, 2024
    Culture :

    Rosh Hashanah (beginning)

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    Thursday september 5, 2024
    School holidays :

    Rosh Hashanah (end)

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    Sunday september 15, 2024
    School holidays :

    Banks are closed

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    Wednesday october 2, 2024
    Banks only :

    Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New Year

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    Jewish :

    Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New Year

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    Friday october 4, 2024
    Jewish :

    Yom Kippur (beginning)

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    Thursday october 10, 2024
    School holidays :

    Banks are closed

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    Friday october 11, 2024
    Banks only : in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

    Eve of Yom Kippur

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
    Culture :

    Sukkot (beginning)

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
    School holidays :

    Yom Kippur

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
    Jewish : Day of Atonement. This holiest day of the Jewish year is observed with strict fasting and ceremonial repentance.

    Yom Kippur (end)

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    Monday october 14, 2024
    School holidays :

    Sukkot (beginning)

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    Wednesday october 16, 2024
    School holidays :

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Wednesday october 16, 2024
    Banks only :

    Eve of Sukkot

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    Wednesday october 16, 2024
    Culture :

    Sukkot

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    Thursday october 17, 2024
    Jewish : As for Passover and Shavu'ot, Sukkot has a dual meaning: agricultural and historical. Celebraion of the 40 years spent by the children of Israel in huts in the desert. This explains the tradition of dwelling in huts during that period.

    Sukkot

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    Friday october 18, 2024
    Jewish : As for Passover and Shavu'ot, Sukkot has a dual meaning: agricultural and historical. Celebraion of the 40 years spent by the children of Israel in huts in the desert. This explains the tradition of dwelling in huts during that period.

    Sukkot (end)

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    Sunday october 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Wednesday october 23, 2024
    Banks only :

    Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah (banks are closed)

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    Thursday october 24, 2024
    Jewish : Reading of the last Torah portion and proceeding to the first chapter of Genesis (the Torah is seen as a circle). Processions, singing and dancing (Simkhat Torah = Rejoicing in the Torah).

    Day of Mourning

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    Saturday october 26, 2024
    Culture : In tribute to the victims of the October 7 terrorist attack

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday october 27, 2024
    Special Events : Please check date as rule may change; Basic current rule is Sunday between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

    First Night of Hanukkah

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    Tuesday november 26, 2024
    Culture :