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Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah in Israel

Is Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah a Public Holiday?

Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010ThuSep 30Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2011ThuOct 20Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2012MonOct 8Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2013ThuSep 26Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2014ThuOct 16Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2015MonOct 5Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2016MonOct 24Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2017ThuOct 12Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2018MonOct 1Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2019MonOct 21Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2020SatOct 10Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew

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