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Jewish: religious celerations and observances

Jewish: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Purim (banks are closed)**Wednesday March 1, 2017Jewish 
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Pessah' (banks are closed)**Friday March 31, 2017Jewish 
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optional holiday**Friday March 31, 2017Jewish 
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Pessah' (banks are closed)*Thursday April 6, 2017Jewish 
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Pessah'Friday April 7, 2017Jewish 
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Shavuot*Saturday May 20, 2017Jewish 
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Tisha B'Av*Saturday July 22, 2017Jewish 
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Rosh Hashanah - new year 5779 (banks are closed)Sunday September 10, 2017Jewish 
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Rosh Hashanah - new year 5779 (banks are closed)Monday September 11, 2017Jewish 
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optional holiday**Saturday September 16, 2017Jewish 
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optional holiday**Monday September 18, 2017Jewish 
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Yom Kippur*Tuesday September 19, 2017Jewish 
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optional holiday*Tuesday September 19, 2017Jewish 
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Sukkot (banks are closed)*Sunday September 24, 2017Jewish 
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Sukkot (banks are closed)*Monday September 25, 2017Jewish 
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Purim (banks are closed) -
Thursday March 1, 2018

Jewish : Celebrates defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia. In Shushan, the capital of Persia, King Ahasuerus married Esther, and made her his queen. He was not aware that she was Jewish. When Esther's cousin, Mordecai, bothered the king's prime minister, Haman, the prime minister became enraged and finally convinced the king that the Jews should all be put to death. After a three-day fast, Esther revealed to the king her identity as a Jew, and indulged him to save her people. The king spared the Jews, hung Haman, and made Mordecai his new sovereign. In israel, other businesses remain open


Pessah' (banks are closed) -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Jewish : Passover; deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Optional holiday -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Jewish : Jewish Easter for the Jewish community only


Pessah' (banks are closed) -
Friday April 6, 2018

Jewish : Passover; deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus


Pessah' -
Saturday April 7, 2018

Jewish :


Shavuot -
Sunday May 20, 2018

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


Tisha B'Av -
Sunday July 22, 2018

Jewish : Commemorates the Wall's profanation


Rosh Hashanah - new year 5779 (banks are closed) -
Monday September 10, 2018

Jewish :


Rosh Hashanah - new year 5779 (banks are closed) -
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Jewish :


Optional holiday -
Sunday September 16, 2018

Jewish : Jewish new year for the Jewish community only


Optional holiday -
Tuesday September 18, 2018

Jewish : Yom Kippur observed by the Jewish community


Yom Kippur -
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Jewish : Day of Atonement. This holiest day of the Jewish year is observed with strict fasting and ceremonial repentance.


Optional holiday -
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Jewish : Yom Kippur


Sukkot (banks are closed) -
Monday September 24, 2018

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 (banks are closed) -
Tuesday September 25, 2018

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.