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Public Holidays 2017

Today – 28 March 2017 – is not a holiday in Israel.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
11 AprTuePassover
17 AprMonSeventh day of Passover
2 MayTueIndependence Day
31 MayWedFeast of Shavuot
21 Sep to 22 SepThu to FriRosh Hashanah
30 SepSatYom Kippur
5 OctThuFirst Day of Sukkot
12 OctThuSimchat Torah

As a predominately Jewish country, most public holidays in Israel are based on traditional Hebrew culture. Entitlement to paid holidays is determined by provisions set forth in employment contracts or union bargaining agreements. All Jewish employees are entitled to nine paid holidays per year.