Israel Holidays 2016 Public Holidays and Observances

Israel Holidays 2016 National Holidays and Observances

List of Israel Holidays 2016. All you need to know about National Holidays and Observances in Israel.

Date in 2016
Holiday Name
Holiday Type

Jan 25, Monday
Tu Bishvat
Observance, Hebrew

Mar 20, Sunday
March equinox
Season

Mar 23, Wednesday
Ta’anit Esther (Fast of Esther)
Observance, Hebrew

Mar 24, Thursday
Purim (Tel Aviv)
National holiday, Hebrew

Mar 25, Friday
Shushan Purim (Jerusalem)
National holiday, Hebrew

Apr 23, Saturday
Pesach I (First day of Passover)
National holiday, Hebrew

Apr 24, Sunday
Pesach II (Passover)
Observance, Hebrew

Apr 25, Monday
Pesach III (Passover)
Observance, Hebrew

Apr 26, Tuesday
Pesach IV (Passover)
Observance, Hebrew

Apr 27, Wednesday
Pesach V (Passover)
Observance, Hebrew

Apr 28, Thursday
Pesach VI (Passover)
Observance, Hebrew

Apr 29, Friday
Pesach VII (Last day of Passover)
National holiday, Hebrew

May 5, Thursday
Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day
Observance, Hebrew

May 11, Wednesday
Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)
Observance, Hebrew

May 12, Thursday
Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)
National holiday, Hebrew

May 26, Thursday
Lag B’Omer
Observance, Hebrew

Jun 5, Sunday
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)
National holiday, Hebrew

Jun 12, Sunday
Shavuot (Pentecost)
National holiday, Hebrew

Jun 20, Monday
June Solstice
Season

Jul 23, Saturday
Fast of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz
Observance, Hebrew

Aug 14, Sunday
Tisha B’Av
Observance, Hebrew

Sep 22, Thursday
September equinox
Season

Oct 3, Monday
Rosh Hashana (New Year)
National holiday, Hebrew

Oct 4, Tuesday
Rosh Hashana II (New Year day 2)
National holiday, Hebrew

Oct 5, Wednesday
Tzom Gedaliah
Observance, Hebrew

Oct 12, Wednesday
Yom Kippur
National holiday, Hebrew

Oct 17, Monday
Sukkot I
National holiday, Hebrew

Oct 18, Tuesday
Sukkot II
Observance, Hebrew

Oct 19, Wednesday
Sukkot III
Observance, Hebrew

Oct 20, Thursday
Sukkot IV
Observance, Hebrew

Oct 21, Friday
Sukkot V
Observance, Hebrew

Oct 22, Saturday
Sukkot VI
Observance, Hebrew

Oct 23, Sunday
Sukkot VII/Hoshanah Rabah
Observance, Hebrew

Oct 24, Monday
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
National holiday, Hebrew

Nov 8, Tuesday
Yom HaAliyah
National holiday

Dec 21, Wednesday
December Solstice
Season

Dec 25, Sunday
Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)
Observance, Hebrew

Dec 26, Monday
Hanukkah II
Observance, Hebrew

Dec 27, Tuesday
Hanukkah III
Observance, Hebrew

Dec 28, Wednesday
Hanukkah IV
Observance, Hebrew

Dec 29, Thursday
Hanukkah V
Observance, Hebrew

Dec 30, Friday
Hanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Observance, Hebrew

Dec 31, Saturday
Hanukkah VII
Observance, Hebrew

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