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Purim (Deliverance of the Jews) 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 (Deliverance of the Jews) a Public Holiday?

Purim (Deliverance of the Jews) is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Hamantashen (triangular pastries) and grogger (noisemaker) for the Jewish holiday of purim.
People give food to those in need as part of their duties during Purim.
People give food to those in need as part of their duties during Purim.
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About Purim (Deliverance of the Jews)

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Purim (Deliverance of the Jews) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010SunFeb 28Purim (Deliverance of the Jews)Local Holiday
2011SunMar 20Purim (Deliverance of the Jews)Local Holiday
2012ThuMar 8Purim (Deliverance of the Jews)Local Holiday
2013SunFeb 24Purim (Deliverance of the Jews)Local Holiday
2014SunMar 16Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
2015ThuMar 5Purim (Tel Aviv)Local Holiday
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

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