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Holidays in Israel in 2008


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
Jan 22TuesdayTu BishvatObservance, Hebrew
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 20ThursdayTa'anit Esther (Fast of Esther)Observance, Hebrew
Mar 21FridayPurim (Deliverance of the Jews)National holiday, Hebrew
Mar 22SaturdayShushan PurimObservance, Hebrew
Apr 20SundayPesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 21MondayPesach II (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 22TuesdayPesach III (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 23WednesdayPesach IV (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 24ThursdayPesach V (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 25FridayPesach VI (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 26SaturdayPesach VII (Last day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 30WednesdayYom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayNational holiday, Hebrew
May 7WednesdayYom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)National holiday, Hebrew
May 8ThursdayYom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
May 23FridayLag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
Jun 2MondayYom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)Observance, Hebrew
Jun 9MondayShavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
Jun 21SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 20SundayFast of Shiva Asar B'TammuzObservance, Hebrew
Aug 10SundayTisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason
Sep 30TuesdayRosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
Oct 1WednesdayRosh Hashana II (New Year day 2)National holiday, Hebrew
Oct 2ThursdayTzom GedaliahObservance, Hebrew
Oct 9ThursdayYom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 14TuesdaySukkot INational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 15WednesdaySukkot IIObservance, Hebrew
Oct 16ThursdaySukkot IIIObservance, Hebrew
Oct 17FridaySukkot IVObservance, Hebrew
Oct 18SaturdaySukkot VObservance, Hebrew
Oct 19SundaySukkot VIObservance, Hebrew
Oct 20MondaySukkot VII/Hoshanah RabahObservance, Hebrew
Oct 21TuesdayShmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 22MondayHanukkah I (Holiday of lights)National holiday, Hebrew
Dec 23TuesdayHanukkah IIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 24WednesdayHanukkah IIIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 25ThursdayHanukkah IVObservance, Hebrew
Dec 26FridayHanukkah VObservance, Hebrew
Dec 27SaturdayHanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh TevetObservance, Hebrew
Dec 28SundayHanukkah VIIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 29MondayHanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
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