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Holidays and Observances in Israel in 2026

Holidays and Observances in Israel in 2026

Date NameType
Feb 2MondayTu BishvatObservance, Hebrew
Mar 2MondayFast of EstherObservance, Hebrew
Mar 2MondayPurim EveObservance, Hebrew
Mar 3TuesdayPurim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
Mar 4WednesdayShushan Purim (Jerusalem)Local Holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 28SaturdayAliyah DayOfficial Holiday, Business as usual
Apr 1WednesdayPassover EveObservance, Hebrew
Apr 2ThursdayPassover (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 3FridayPassover (Day 2)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 4SaturdayPassover (Day 3)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 5SundayPassover (Day 4)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 6MondayPassover (Day 5)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 7TuesdayPassover (Day 6)Observance, Hebrew
Apr 8WednesdayPassover (Day 7)National holiday, Hebrew
Apr 14TuesdayYom HaShoahObservance, Hebrew
Apr 21TuesdayYom HaZikaronObservance, Hebrew
Apr 22WednesdayYom HaAtzmautNational holiday, Hebrew
May 5TuesdayLag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
May 15FridayJerusalem DayObservance, Hebrew
May 21ThursdayShavuot EveObservance, Hebrew
May 22FridayShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 2Thursday17th of TammuzObservance, Hebrew
Jul 22WednesdayTisha B'Av EveObservance, Hebrew
Jul 23ThursdayTisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
Sep 11FridayRosh Hashana EveObservance, Hebrew
Sep 12SaturdayRosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
Sep 13SundayRosh Hashana (Day 2)National holiday, Hebrew
Sep 14MondayGedaliah FastObservance, Hebrew
Sep 20SundayYom Kippur EveObservance, Hebrew
Sep 21MondayYom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
Sep 23WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 25FridaySukkot EveObservance, Hebrew
Sep 26SaturdaySukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
Sep 27SundaySukkot (Day 2)Observance, Hebrew
Sep 28MondaySukkot (Day 3)Observance, Hebrew
Sep 29TuesdaySukkot (Day 4)Observance, Hebrew
Sep 30WednesdaySukkot (Day 5)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 1ThursdaySukkot (Day 6)Observance, Hebrew
Oct 2FridaySukkot (Day 7) / Hoshanah RabahObservance, Hebrew
Oct 3SaturdayShemini Atzeret / Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
Oct 18SundayAliyah Day School ObservanceObservance
Dec 5SaturdayHanukkah (Day 1)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 6SundayHanukkah (Day 2)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 7MondayHanukkah (Day 3)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 8TuesdayHanukkah (Day 4)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 9WednesdayHanukkah (Day 5)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 10ThursdayHanukkah (Day 6) / Rosh Chodesh TevetObservance, Hebrew
Dec 11FridayHanukkah (Day 7)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 12SaturdayHanukkah (Day 8)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 20SundayAsarah B'Tevet (Tenth of Tevet)Observance, Hebrew
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason

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