| For a complete list
of festival - events please contact the Israel Government Tourist
Office (see Contacts
section). The following is a selection of special events happening
in Israel in 2005:
March 20 to March 26:
Holy Week in Jerusalem.
Purim (a Jewish festival), nationwide.
The Haifa International Theatre Festival for Children and Youth.
May 5: Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day, Yad
May 26 to June 16: Israel Festival in Jerusalem.
August 18 to August 28: Jerusalem World Pride (gay
and lesbian festival).
Fringe Theatre Festival in Acre
Sukkot, The Festival of Shelter, nationwide.
13: Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), nationwide.
December: Hanukkah, a celebration of the Jewish
equivalent to Christmas.