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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

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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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    Friday December 9, 2022Tiberias MarathonSports events
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    Friday December 16, 2022Hanukkah (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 18, 2022First Night of HanukkahEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Hanukkah (end)School holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Friday January 13, 2023Tiberias MarathonSports events
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    Monday February 6, 2023Tou BiChvatEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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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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    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, 2023Pessah' (banks are closed)Jewish
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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' (banks are closed)Jewish
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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, 2023Yom HazikaronEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 26, 2023Independence Day (banks are closed)National 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, 2023Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Thursday May 25, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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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 23, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tiberias Marathon

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    Friday December 9, 2022
    Sports events : Http://tiberiasmarathon.com 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Hanukkah (beginning)

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    Friday December 16, 2022
    School holidays :

    First Night of Hanukkah

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    Sunday December 18, 2022
    Culture :

    Hanukkah (end)

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
    School holidays :

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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

    We carry confirmed dates till June 2023 (2022 summer holidays to be confirmed)

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    Tiberias Marathon

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    Friday January 13, 2023
    Sports events : Http://tiberiasmarathon.com 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Tou BiChvat

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    Culture :

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    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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    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

    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 :

    Pessah' (banks are closed)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    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

    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' (banks are closed)

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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
    School holidays :

    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 NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

    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

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Banks only :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    School holidays : Lag BaOmer

    Independence Day (banks are closed)

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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

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Thursday May 25, 2023
    Banks only :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday May 25, 2023
    School holidays : Shavuot

    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 23, 2023
    School holidays : Primary schools
    one week earlier in secondary schools