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Holidays and Observances in Israel in 2020

Holidays and Observances in Israel in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 7TuesdayAsarah B'TevetObservance, Hebrew
Feb 10MondayTu BishvatObservance, Hebrew
Mar 9MondayTa'anit Esther (Fast of Esther)Observance, Hebrew
Mar 9MondayErev PurimObservance, Hebrew
Mar 10TuesdayPurim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
Mar 11WednesdayShushan Purim (Jerusalem)Local Holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 4SaturdayYom HaAliyahOfficial Holiday, Business as usual
Apr 8WednesdayErev PesachObservance, Hebrew
Apr 9ThursdayPesach I (First day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 10FridayPesach II (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 11SaturdayPesach III (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 12SundayPesach IV (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 13MondayPesach V (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 14TuesdayPesach VI (Passover)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 15WednesdayPesach VII (Last day of Passover)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 21TuesdayYom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayObservance, Hebrew
Apr 28TuesdayYom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 29WednesdayYom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)National holiday, Hebrew
May 12TuesdayLag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
May 22FridayYom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)National holiday
May 28ThursdayErev ShavuotObservance, Hebrew
May 29FridayShavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 9ThursdayFast of Shiva Asar B'TammuzObservance, Hebrew
Jul 29WednesdayErev Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
Jul 30ThursdayTisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
Sep 18FridayErev Rosh HashanaObservance, Hebrew
Sep 19SaturdayRosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
Sep 20SundayRosh Hashana II (New Year day 2)National holiday, Hebrew
Sep 21MondayTzom GedaliahObservance, Hebrew
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 27SundayErev Yom KippurObservance, Hebrew
Sep 28MondayYom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 2FridayErev SukkotObservance, Hebrew
Oct 3SaturdaySukkot INational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 4SundaySukkot IIObservance, Hebrew
Oct 5MondaySukkot IIIObservance, Hebrew
Oct 6TuesdaySukkot IVObservance, Hebrew
Oct 7WednesdaySukkot VObservance, Hebrew
Oct 8ThursdaySukkot VIObservance, Hebrew
Oct 9FridaySukkot VII/Hoshanah RabahObservance, Hebrew
Oct 10SaturdayShmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 25SundayYom HaAliyah School ObservanceObservance
Dec 11FridayHanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 12SaturdayHanukkah IIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 13SundayHanukkah IIIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 14MondayHanukkah IVObservance, Hebrew
Dec 15TuesdayHanukkah VObservance, Hebrew
Dec 16WednesdayHanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh TevetObservance, Hebrew
Dec 17ThursdayHanukkah VIIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 18FridayHanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 25FridayAsarah B'TevetObservance, Hebrew

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