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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
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
2021TueSep 28Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2022MonOct 17Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2023SatOct 7Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2024ThuOct 24Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew
2025TueOct 14Shmini Atzeret/Simchat TorahNational holiday, Hebrew

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