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Shavuot in Israel

Shavuot is a Jewish observance that follows Passover by 50 days. It is the second of three major Jewish festivals. The other two are Passover and Sukkot.

Is Shavuot a Public Holiday?

Shavuot is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Barley and wheat make up part of the Seven Species of crops, which are symbolic of Shavuot.

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About Shavuot

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Shavuot Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SunJun 12ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
2017WedMay 31ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
2018SunMay 20ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
2019SunJun 9ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
2020FriMay 29ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
2021MonMay 17ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
2022SunJun 5ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
2023FriMay 26ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
2024WedJun 12ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
2025MonJun 2ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew
2026FriMay 22ShavuotNational holiday, Hebrew

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