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Holidays and Observances in Israel in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Israel in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 7TuesdayAsarah B'Tevet (Tenth of Tevet)Observance, Hebrew
Feb 10MondayTu BishvatObservance, Hebrew
Mar 2MondayElection DayNational holiday
Mar 9MondayFast of EstherObservance, Hebrew
Mar 9MondayPurim EveObservance, Hebrew
Mar 10TuesdayPurim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
Mar 11WednesdayShushan Purim (Jerusalem)Local Holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 4SaturdayAliyah DayOfficial Holiday, Business as usual
Apr 8WednesdayPassover EveObservance, Hebrew
Apr 9ThursdayPassover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 10FridayPassover (Day 2)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 11SaturdayPassover (Day 3)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 12SundayPassover (Day 4)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 13MondayPassover (Day 5)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 14TuesdayPassover (Day 6)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 15WednesdayPassover (Day 7)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 21TuesdayYom HaShoahObservance, Hebrew
Apr 28TuesdayYom HaZikaronObservance, Hebrew
Apr 29WednesdayYom HaAtzmautNational holiday, Hebrew
May 12TuesdayLag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
May 22FridayJerusalem DayObservance, Hebrew
May 28ThursdayShavuot EveObservance, Hebrew
May 29FridayShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 9Thursday17th of TammuzObservance, Hebrew
Jul 29WednesdayTisha B'Av EveObservance, Hebrew
Jul 30ThursdayTisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
Sep 18FridayRosh Hashana EveObservance, Hebrew
Sep 19SaturdayRosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
Sep 20SundayRosh Hashana (Day 2)National holiday, Hebrew
Sep 21MondayGedaliah FastObservance, Hebrew
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 27SundayYom Kippur EveObservance, Hebrew
Sep 28MondayYom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 2FridaySukkot EveObservance, Hebrew
Oct 3SaturdaySukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
Oct 4SundaySukkot (Day 2)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 5MondaySukkot (Day 3)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 6TuesdaySukkot (Day 4)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 7WednesdaySukkot (Day 5)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 8ThursdaySukkot (Day 6)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 9FridaySukkot (Day 7) / Hoshanah RabahObservance, Hebrew
Oct 10SaturdayShemini Atzeret / Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 25SundayAliyah Day School ObservanceObservance
Dec 11FridayHanukkah (Day 1)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 12SaturdayHanukkah (Day 2)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 13SundayHanukkah (Day 3)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 14MondayHanukkah (Day 4)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 15TuesdayHanukkah (Day 5)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 16WednesdayHanukkah (Day 6) / Rosh Chodesh TevetObservance, Hebrew
Dec 17ThursdayHanukkah (Day 7)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 18FridayHanukkah (Day 8)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 25FridayAsarah B'Tevet (Tenth of Tevet)Observance, Hebrew

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