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Israel : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


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

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.
Currency: New Shekel (ILS) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Friday & Saturday

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School holidays**Friday January 1, 2021School holidays 
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Tiberias Marathon*Friday January 8, 2021Sports events 
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Eve of SukkotSaturday October 3, 2020Culture 
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Sukkot (banks are closed)*Sunday October 4, 2020Jewish 
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Sukkot (end)Monday October 5, 2020School holidays 
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banks close at 12:00Monday October 5, 2020Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Tuesday October 6, 2020Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Wednesday October 7, 2020Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Thursday October 8, 2020Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Friday October 9, 2020Banks only 
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Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah (banks are closed)*Saturday October 10, 2020Jewish 
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containment measures (end)Sunday October 11, 2020Secular holiday 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday October 25, 2020Special Events 
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Parliament recess (end)Tuesday October 27, 2020Special Events 
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Hanukkah (beginning)Friday December 4, 2020School holidays 
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First Night of HanukkahWednesday December 9, 2020Culture 
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Hanukkah*Thursday December 10, 2020cards/flowers 
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Hanukkah (end)Sunday December 13, 2020School holidays 
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winter holiday (beginning)Thursday December 24, 2020School holidays 
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School holidays -
Friday January 1, 2021

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PISA ranking (average 493): 467
While the average school year is 180 days, Israeli students are since 2017 in school for 227 days, making the number of school days one of the highest in the OECD
Schooling is mandatory till age 18
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 610
schools close on Saturday
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Tiberias Marathon -
Friday January 8, 2021

Sports events : Http:// 2020 edition confirmed

Eve of Sukkot -
Saturday October 3, 2020

Culture :

Sukkot (banks are closed) -
Sunday October 4, 2020

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) -
Monday October 5, 2020

School holidays :

Banks close at 12:00 -
Monday October 5, 2020

Banks only :

Banks close at 12:00 -
Tuesday October 6, 2020

Banks only :

Banks close at 12:00 -
Wednesday October 7, 2020

Banks only :

Banks close at 12:00 -
Thursday October 8, 2020

Banks only :

Banks close at 12:00 -
Friday October 9, 2020

Banks only :

Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah (banks are closed) -
Saturday October 10, 2020

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).

Containment measures (end) -
Sunday October 11, 2020

Secular holiday :

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday October 25, 2020

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

Parliament recess (end) -
Tuesday October 27, 2020

Special Events :

Hanukkah (beginning) -
Friday December 4, 2020

School holidays :

First Night of Hanukkah -
Wednesday December 9, 2020

Culture :

Hanukkah -
Thursday December 10, 2020

cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC)

Hanukkah (end) -
Sunday December 13, 2020

School holidays :

Winter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday December 24, 2020

School holidays :