Public Holidays in Israel

2017 Holidays

March:

  • Purim
    Start date: March 12, 2017

April:

  • Pesach (Passover)
    Start date: April 11, 2017
    End date: April 18, 2017
  • Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
    Start date: April 24, 2017

May

  • Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day)
    Start date: May 1, 2017
  • Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day)
    Start date: May 2, 2017
  • Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)
    State date: May 24, 2017
  • Shavuot (Pentecost)
    Start date: May 31, 2017
    End date: June 1, 2017

August

  • Tish’a B’Av (The ninth day of Av, with a fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples)
    Start date: August 1, 2017

September

  • Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
    Start date: September 21, 2017
    End date: September 22, 2017
  • Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
    Start date: September 30, 2017

October

  • Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
    Start date: October 5, 2017
    End date: October 11, 2017
  • Shmini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly)
    Start date: October 12, 2017
  • Simchat Torah
    Start date: October 13, 2017
  • Yom HaAliyah (Israeli Immigrants Day)
    Start date: October 27, 2017

November

  • Sigd (Ethiopian Jewish holiday)
    Start date: Nov. 18, 2017

December

  • Hanukkah (Known as the Festival of Lights)
    Start date: December 13, 2017
    End date: December 20, 2017

2018  HOLIDAYS

March:

  • Purim
    Start date: March 1, 2018
  • Pesach (Passover)
    Start date: March 31, 2018

April:

  • Pesach (Passover)
    Start date: March 31, 2018End date: April 7, 2018
  • Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
    Start date: April 12, 2018

 

  • Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day)
    Start date: April 18, 2018
  • Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day)
    Start date: April 19, 2018

May

  • Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)
    State date: May 13, 2018
  • Shavuot (Pentecost)
    Start date: May 20, 2018
    End date: May 21, 2018 

July

  • Tish’a B’Av (The ninth day of Av, with a fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples)
    Start date: July 22, 2018

September

  • Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
    Start date: September 10, 2018
    End date: September 11, 2018
  • Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
    Start date: September 19, 2018
  • Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
    Start date: September 24, 2018
    End date: September 30, 2018

October

  • Shmini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly)
    Start date: October 1, 2018
  • Simchat Torah
    Start date: October 2, 2018
  • Yom HaAliyah (Israeli Immigrants Day)
    Start date: October 16, 2018

November

  • Sigd (Ethiopian Jewish holiday)
    Start date:  November 7, 2018

December

  • Hanukkah (Known as the Festival of Lights)
    Start date: December 3, 2018
    End date: December 10, 2018