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Holidays and Observances in Israel in 2016

Holidays and Observances in Israel in 2016

Date NameType
Jan 25MondayTu BishvatObservance, Hebrew
Mar 20SundayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 23WednesdayFast of EstherObservance, Hebrew
Mar 23WednesdayPurim EveObservance, Hebrew
Mar 24ThursdayPurim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
Mar 25FridayShushan Purim (Jerusalem)Local Holiday
Apr 22FridayPassover EveObservance, Hebrew
Apr 23SaturdayPassover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 24SundayPassover (Day 2)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 25MondayPassover (Day 3)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 26TuesdayPassover (Day 4)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 27WednesdayPassover (Day 5)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 28ThursdayPassover (Day 6)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 29FridayPassover (Day 7)National holiday, Hebrew
May 5ThursdayYom HaShoahObservance, Hebrew
May 11WednesdayYom HaZikaronObservance, Hebrew
May 12ThursdayYom HaAtzmautNational holiday, Hebrew
May 26ThursdayLag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
Jun 5SundayJerusalem DayObservance, Hebrew
Jun 11SaturdayShavuot EveObservance, Hebrew
Jun 12SundayShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 24Sunday17th of TammuzObservance, Hebrew
Aug 13SaturdayTisha B'Av EveObservance, Hebrew
Aug 14SundayTisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 2SundayRosh Hashana EveObservance, Hebrew
Oct 3MondayRosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 4TuesdayRosh Hashana (Day 2)National holiday, Hebrew
Oct 5WednesdayGedaliah FastObservance, Hebrew
Oct 11TuesdayYom Kippur EveObservance, Hebrew
Oct 12WednesdayYom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 16SundaySukkot EveObservance, Hebrew
Oct 17MondaySukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
Oct 18TuesdaySukkot (Day 2)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 19WednesdaySukkot (Day 3)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 20ThursdaySukkot (Day 4)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 21FridaySukkot (Day 5)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 22SaturdaySukkot (Day 6)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 23SundaySukkot (Day 7) / Hoshanah RabahObservance, Hebrew
Oct 24MondayShemini Atzeret / Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
Nov 8TuesdayAliyah Day School ObservanceObservance
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 25SundayHanukkah (Day 1)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 26MondayHanukkah (Day 2)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 27TuesdayHanukkah (Day 3)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 28WednesdayHanukkah (Day 4)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 29ThursdayHanukkah (Day 5)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 30FridayHanukkah (Day 6) / Rosh Chodesh TevetObservance, Hebrew
Dec 31SaturdayHanukkah (Day 7)Observance, Hebrew

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