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Shavuot (Pentecost) 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 (Pentecost) a Public Holiday?

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

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

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Shavuot (Pentecost) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010WedMay 19Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2011WedJun 8Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2012SunMay 27Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2013WedMay 15Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2014WedJun 4Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2015SunMay 24Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2016SunJun 12Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2017WedMay 31Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2018SunMay 20Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2019SunJun 9Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2020FriMay 29Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew

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