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Tu B'Shevat is the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat and is the birthday for trees that bear fruit or nuts.
|Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther)
|Purim (Tel Aviv)
Purim is a Jewish holiday to celebrate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to kill all of them during the Persian empire, as told in the scroll of Esther.
|Thursday||March 21||Local holiday,Hebrew|
|Shushan Purim (Jerusalem)
||Friday||March 22||Local holiday,Hebrew|
|Pesach I (First day of Passover)
During Passover, the Jewish people remember the liberation of the Israelites from slavery, their exodus from Egypt, and that their first-born children were spared during the 10th plague, as told in the Haggadah.
|Saturday||April 20||National holiday,Hebrew|
|Pesach II (Passover)
|Pesach III (Passover)
|Pesach IV (Passover)
|Pesach V (Passover)
|Pesach VI (Passover)
|Pesach VII (Last day of Passover)
The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.
|Friday||April 26||National holiday,Hebrew|
|Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaShoah is a Jewish day of remembrance for the lives and the heroism of the six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust in the years leading up to and during World War II.
|Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)
|Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)
Israel's Independence Day, also known as Yom Ha'atzmaut, marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Israel.
|Thursday||May 9||National holiday,Hebrew|
Lag B'Omer (Lag Ba'Omer, Lag La'omer, Lag L'Omer) is the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, which is a period of 49 days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot.
|Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is the anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification.
|Sunday||June 2||Local holiday,Hebrew|
Shavuot, sometimes known as the Festival of the Weeks, is a Jewish holiday to mark the end of the Counting of the Omer and the anniversary of the day when Jewish people received the Torah.
|Sunday||June 9||National holiday,Hebrew|
|Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz
The 17th day of the Jewish month of Tammuz is a day of mourning to mark the anniversary of five calamities that befell the Jewish people. It is known as the Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz.
|Erev Tisha B'Av
Tisha B' Av is a Jewish day of prayer and fasting. It is observed on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar. It commemorate the anniversary of five calamities, including the destruction of the First Temple and the Second Temple.
|Erev Rosh Hashana
|Rosh Hashana (New Year)
Rosh Hashana, commonly known as the Jewish New Year, is the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month in the Hebrew calendar.
|Monday||September 30||National holiday,Hebrew|
|Rosh Hashana II (New Year day 2)
||Tuesday||October 1||National holiday,Hebrew|
|Erev Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is an important Jewish holiday that centers on the themes of atonement and repentance.
|Wednesday||October 9||National holiday,Hebrew|
The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival, celebrated among Jewish communities worldwide.
|Monday||October 14||National holiday,Hebrew|
|Sukkot VII/Hoshanah Rabah
The last day of Sukkot marks the end of the Sukkot festival, celebrated among Jewish communities worldwide.
|Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
||Monday||October 21||National holiday,Hebrew|
|Yom HaAliyah School Observance
|Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)
Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for 8 days between the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.
|Hanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days between the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.