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Holidays in Israel in 2018


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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday Type
Jan 31WednesdayTu BishvatObservance, Hebrew
Feb 28WednesdayTa'anit Esther (Fast of Esther)Observance, Hebrew
Feb 28WednesdayErev PurimObservance, Hebrew
Mar 1ThursdayPurim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
Mar 2FridayShushan Purim (Jerusalem)Local Holiday
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 26MondayYom HaAliyahOfficial Holiday, Business as usual
Mar 30FridayErev PesachObservance, Hebrew
Mar 31SaturdayPesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 1SundayPesach II (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 2MondayPesach III (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 3TuesdayPesach IV (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 4WednesdayPesach V (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 5ThursdayPesach VI (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 6FridayPesach VII (Last day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 12ThursdayYom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
Apr 18WednesdayYom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 19ThursdayYom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
May 3ThursdayLag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
May 13SundayYom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)Local Holiday
May 19SaturdayErev ShavuotObservance, Hebrew
May 20SundayShavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 1SundayFast of Shiva Asar B'TammuzObservance, Hebrew
Jul 21SaturdayErev Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
Jul 22SundayTisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
Sep 9SundayErev Rosh HashanaObservance, Hebrew
Sep 10MondayRosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
Sep 11TuesdayRosh Hashana II (New Year day 2)National holiday, Hebrew
Sep 12WednesdayTzom GedaliahObservance, Hebrew
Sep 18TuesdayErev Yom KippurObservance, Hebrew
Sep 19WednesdayYom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
Sep 23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 23SundayErev SukkotObservance, Hebrew
Sep 24MondaySukkot INational holiday, Hebrew
Sep 25TuesdaySukkot IIObservance, Hebrew
Sep 26WednesdaySukkot IIIObservance, Hebrew
Sep 27ThursdaySukkot IVObservance, Hebrew
Sep 28FridaySukkot VObservance, Hebrew
Sep 29SaturdaySukkot VIObservance, Hebrew
Sep 30SundaySukkot VII/Hoshanah RabahObservance, Hebrew
Oct 1MondayShmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 16TuesdayYom HaAliyah School ObservanceObservance
Dec 3MondayHanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 4TuesdayHanukkah IIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 5WednesdayHanukkah IIIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 6ThursdayHanukkah IVObservance, Hebrew
Dec 7FridayHanukkah VObservance, Hebrew
Dec 8SaturdayHanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh TevetObservance, Hebrew
Dec 9SundayHanukkah VIIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 10MondayHanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 18TuesdayAsarah B'TevetObservance, Hebrew
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason

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