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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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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Monday January 17, 2022Tou BiChvatEvents, celebrations...
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday March 15, 2022Purim (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday March 16, 2022Eve of PurimEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday March 17, 2022Banks remain open in JerusalemBanks only
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Thursday March 17, 2022Purim (banks are closed)Jewish
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Friday March 18, 2022Banks are closed in JerusalemBanks only
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Sunday March 20, 2022Purim (end)School holidays
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Friday March 25, 2022Jerusalem marathonSports events
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Friday March 25, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Monday April 11, 2022Immigration DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday April 15, 2022Pessah' (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday April 16, 2022Eve of Pessah'Banks only
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Sunday April 17, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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Monday April 18, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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Tuesday April 19, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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Wednesday April 20, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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Thursday April 21, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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Friday April 22, 2022Pessah' (banks are closed)Jewish
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Sunday April 24, 2022Pessah' (end)School holidays
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Monday April 25, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Wednesday May 4, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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Wednesday May 4, 2022Yom HazikaronEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday May 5, 2022Independence Day (banks are closed)National Day
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Monday May 9, 2022Victory DayEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday May 18, 2022Lag BaOmer (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday May 19, 2022Lag BaOmerEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday May 19, 2022DocavivEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday May 22, 2022Lag BaOmer (end)School holidays
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Friday June 3, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday June 4, 2022Eve of ShavuotEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday June 5, 2022ShavuotJewish
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Thursday June 9, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday June 24, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Http://edu.gov.il
official calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
Separate calendar for Arab and Druze schools
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
school uniforms required
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #--/Shanghai #67

Dates confirmed till June 2023 (2022 summer holidays to be confirmed)

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Tou BiChvat

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Monday January 17, 2022
Culture :

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Purim (beginning)

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Tuesday March 15, 2022
School holidays :

Eve of Purim

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Wednesday March 16, 2022
Culture :

Banks remain open in Jerusalem

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Thursday March 17, 2022
Banks only :

Purim (banks are closed)

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Thursday March 17, 2022
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

Banks are closed in Jerusalem

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Friday March 18, 2022
Banks only :

Purim (end)

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Sunday March 20, 2022
School holidays :

Jerusalem marathon

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Friday March 25, 2022
Sports events : Www.jerusalem-marathon.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Daylight Saving Time

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Friday March 25, 2022
Special Events :

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Immigration Day

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Monday April 11, 2022
Culture : Yom HaAliyah pays homage to Aliyah – immigration to Israel – as a cornerstone of both Israel’s founding and its future. The law also makes international history with Israel becoming the first country in the world to dedicate a national holiday to honoring the contribution of immigrants.

Pessah' (beginning)

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Friday April 15, 2022
School holidays :

Eve of Pessah'

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Banks only :

Banks close at 12:00

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Banks only :

Banks close at 12:00

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Monday April 18, 2022
Banks only :

Banks close at 12:00

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Tuesday April 19, 2022
Banks only :

Banks close at 12:00

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Wednesday April 20, 2022
Banks only :

Banks close at 12:00

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Thursday April 21, 2022
Banks only :

Pessah' (banks are closed)

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Friday April 22, 2022
Jewish : Passover; deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus

Pessah' (end)

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Sunday April 24, 2022
School holidays :

Parliament recess (end)

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Monday April 25, 2022
Special Events :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

Banks close at 12:00

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Banks only :

Yom Hazikaron

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Culture : Traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, this commemoration has now been extended to civilian victims of armed disputes

Independence Day (banks are closed)

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Thursday May 5, 2022
Secular holiday :

Victory Day

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Monday May 9, 2022
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.

Lag BaOmer (beginning)

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Wednesday May 18, 2022
School holidays :

Lag BaOmer

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Thursday May 19, 2022
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

Docaviv

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Thursday May 19, 2022
Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Tel Aviv Documentary film festival 2022 edition confirmed

Lag BaOmer (end)

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Sunday May 22, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays : Shavuot

Eve of Shavuot

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Saturday June 4, 2022
Culture :

Shavuot

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Sunday June 5, 2022
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 9, 2022
School holidays : Shavuot

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 24, 2022
School holidays : Primary schools
one week earlier in secondary schools