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Israel School Holidays 2019 and 2020

This page contains a calendar of all 2019 and 2020 school holidays for Israel. These dates are unlikely to be modified by the Ministry of Education. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

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State Schools — School Year 2019-2020

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2019
(Sun)
Rosh Hashanah Break29 Sep 2019
(Sun)
1 Oct 2019
(Tue)
Yom Kippur Break8 Oct 2019
(Tue)
9 Oct 2019
(Wed)
Sukkot Break13 Oct 2019
(Sun)
22 Oct 2019
(Tue)
Hanukkah Break24 Dec 2019
(Tue)
30 Dec 2019
(Mon)
Purim Break9 Mar 2020
(Mon)
11 Mar 2020
(Wed)
Passover Break31 Mar 2020
(Tue)
16 Apr 2020
(Thu)
Shavout Break28 May 2020
(Thu)
30 May 2020
(Sat)
Summer Break (High Schools)20 Jun 2020
(Sat)
31 Aug 2020
(Mon)
Summer Break (Elementary Schools)1 Jul 2020
(Wed)
31 Aug 2020
(Mon)

Visit education.gov.il for the original release for State school year 2019-2020.

Arab Schools — School Year 2019-2020

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2019
(Sun)
Winter Break24 Dec 2019
(Tue)
9 Jan 2020
(Thu)
Spring Break6 Apr 2020
(Mon)
21 Apr 2020
(Tue)
Summer Break (High Schools)21 Jun 2020
(Sun)
31 Aug 2020
(Mon)
Summer Break (Elementary Schools)1 Jul 2020
(Wed)
31 Aug 2020
(Mon)

Visit education.gov.il for the original release for Arab school year 2019-2020.

Druze Schools — School Year 2019-2020

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2019
(Sun)
Winter Break21 Dec 2019
(Sat)
10 Jan 2020
(Fri)
Spring Break27 Mar 2020
(Fri)
14 Apr 2020
(Tue)
Summer Break (High Schools)21 Jun 2020
(Sun)
31 Aug 2020
(Mon)
Summer Break (Elementary Schools)1 Jul 2020
(Wed)
31 Aug 2020
(Mon)

Visit education.gov.il for the original release for Druze school year 2019-2020.