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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)
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    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.
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    Thursday March 2, 2023Purim (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday March 6, 2023Eve of PurimEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Banks remain open in JerusalemBanks only
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Purim (banks are closed)Jewish
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Purim (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Banks are closed in JerusalemBanks only
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    Friday March 17, 2023Jerusalem marathonSports events
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Purim (end)School holidays
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    Friday March 31, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Immigration DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Eve of Pessah'Banks only
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Pessah' (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 6, 2023First Day of Pessah/PassoverJewish
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    Friday April 7, 2023Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Sunday April 9, 2023Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Monday April 10, 2023Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Pessah/PassoverJewish
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Pessah' (end)School holidays
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Yom HazikaronEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 26, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday April 27, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 8, 2023Lag BaOmer (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday May 9, 2023Lag BaOmerEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday May 9, 2023Victory DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday May 10, 2023Lag BaOmer (end)School holidays
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    Thursday May 11, 2023DocavivEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday May 25, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday May 25, 2023Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Thursday May 25, 2023Eve of ShavuotEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday May 26, 2023ShavuotJewish
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    Sunday May 28, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday June 30, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday July 26, 2023Eve of TishSchool holidays
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    Wednesday July 26, 2023Eve of Tish'a B'AvEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday July 27, 2023Tisha B'AvJewish
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    Sunday September 3, 2023Eve of Rosh HashanaEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday September 3, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday September 5, 2023Rosh Hashanah (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday September 15, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Friday September 15, 2023Rosh Hashanah (end)School holidays
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    Saturday September 16, 2023Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New YearJewish
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    Sunday September 17, 2023Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New YearJewish
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    Friday September 22, 2023Yom Kippur (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday September 24, 2023Eve of Yom KippurEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday September 24, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday September 24, 2023Sukkot (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday September 25, 2023Yom KippurJewish
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    Tuesday September 26, 2023Yom Kippur (end)School holidays
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    Saturday September 30, 2023Eve of SukkotEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday September 30, 2023Sukkot (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday September 30, 2023SukkotJewish
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    Purim (beginning)

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    Thursday March 2, 2023
    School holidays :

    Eve of Purim

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    Monday March 6, 2023
    Culture :

    Banks remain open in Jerusalem

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    Banks only :

    Purim (banks are closed)

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    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

    Purim (end)

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    School holidays :

    Banks are closed in Jerusalem

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Banks only :

    Jerusalem marathon

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    Friday March 17, 2023
    Sports events : Www.jerusalem-marathon.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Purim (end)

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    School holidays :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    Special Events :

    Immigration Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    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.

    April Fools Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    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.

    Eve of Pessah'

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    Banks only :

    Pessah' (beginning)

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    School holidays :

    First Day of Pessah/Passover

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Jewish :

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Banks only :

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Banks only :

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Banks only :

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Tuesday April 11, 2023
    Banks only :

    Pessah/Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    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 16, 2023
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    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 [Wikipedia]

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Banks only :

    Yom Hazikaron

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Culture : Traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, this commemoration has now been extended to civilian victims of armed disputes

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    School holidays : Lag BaOmer

    Independence Day

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    Wednesday April 26, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Thursday April 27, 2023
    School holidays : Lag BaOmer

    Lag BaOmer (beginning)

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    Monday May 8, 2023
    School holidays :

    Lag BaOmer

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    Tuesday May 9, 2023
    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

    Victory Day

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    Tuesday May 9, 2023
    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 (end)

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    Wednesday May 10, 2023
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    Docaviv

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    Thursday May 11, 2023
    Culture : Https://www.docaviv.co.il Documentary film festival -- lasts 10 days - in Tel Aviv 2023 edition confirmed

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday May 25, 2023
    School holidays : Shavuot

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Thursday May 25, 2023
    Banks only :

    Eve of Shavuot

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    Thursday May 25, 2023
    Culture :

    Shavuot

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    Friday May 26, 2023
    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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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    School holidays : Shavuot

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    School holidays : Primary schools
    one week earlier in secondary schools

    Eve of Tish

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    Wednesday July 26, 2023
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    Eve of Tish'a B'Av

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    Wednesday July 26, 2023
    Culture :

    Tisha B'Av

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    Thursday July 27, 2023
    Jewish : Commemorates the Wall's profanation

    Eve of Rosh Hashana

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    Sunday September 3, 2023
    Culture :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Sunday September 3, 2023
    School holidays :

    Rosh Hashanah (beginning)

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    Tuesday September 5, 2023
    School holidays :

    Banks are closed

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    Friday September 15, 2023
    Banks only :

    Rosh Hashanah (end)

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    Friday September 15, 2023
    School holidays :

    Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New Year

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    Saturday September 16, 2023
    Jewish :

    Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New Year

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    Sunday September 17, 2023
    Jewish :

    Yom Kippur (beginning)

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    Friday September 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Eve of Yom Kippur

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    Sunday September 24, 2023
    Culture :

    Banks are closed

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    Sunday September 24, 2023
    Banks only : in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

    Sukkot (beginning)

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    Sunday September 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Yom Kippur

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    Monday September 25, 2023
    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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    Tuesday September 26, 2023
    School holidays :

    Eve of Sukkot

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    Saturday September 30, 2023
    Culture :

    Sukkot (beginning)

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    Saturday September 30, 2023
    School holidays :

    Sukkot

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    Saturday September 30, 2023
    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.