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Purim (Tel Aviv) in Israel

Purim is a Jewish observance on the 14th day of the month of Adar in the Jewish calendar, which is in February or March in the Gregorian calendar. It commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death in the Persian empire around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.

Is Purim a Public Holiday?

Purim is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

People give food to those in need as part of their duties during Purim.

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About Purim (Tel Aviv)

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Purim (Tel Aviv) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016ThuMar 24Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2017SunMar 12Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2018ThuMar 1Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2019ThuMar 21Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2020TueMar 10Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2021FriFeb 26Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2022ThuMar 17Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2023TueMar 7Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2024SunMar 24Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2025FriMar 14Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2026TueMar 3Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday

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