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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.

In 2020 it falls on a Friday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Friday opening hours.


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

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About Shavuot (Pentecost)

Read more about Shavuot (Pentecost).

Shavuot (Pentecost) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
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
2021MonMay 17Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2022SunJun 5Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2023FriMay 26Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2024WedJun 12Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
2025MonJun 2Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew

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