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Israel Public Holidays
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March 14
April 3 - 9

April 24
May 23

Pesach (Passover).
Yom Ha’Atzmaut (The Israel Independence Day).
Shavu’ot (Pentecost).

** Only the 1st and last days of Passover and Sukkot are officially recognised as national holidays, however there may be some disruption on intermediate dates, many shops and businesses may open but close early. Jewish festivals start on the evenings before the dates given above.

The Jewish religious day is Saturday, Shabbat, and begins at nightfall on Friday until nightfall on Saturday. The majority of public services and shops close early on Friday as a result. Muslim and Christian holidays are also observed by some, therefore depending on the district, the day of rest falls on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

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