Israel has a total of 54 holidays in 2020. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date
Asarah B'Tevet
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Tu Bishvat
Tu B'Shevat is the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat and is the birthday for trees that bear fruit or nuts.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther)
Monday, March 9, 2020
Erev Purim
Monday, March 9, 2020
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.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Shushan Purim (Jerusalem)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020
Yom HaAliyah
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Erev Pesach
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Pesach II (Passover)
Friday, April 10, 2020
Pesach III (Passover)
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Pesach IV (Passover)
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Pesach V (Passover)
Monday, April 13, 2020
Pesach VI (Passover)
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)
Israel's Independence Day, also known as Yom Ha'atzmaut, marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Israel.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Lag B'Omer
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.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is the anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Erev Shavuot
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Shavuot (Pentecost)
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.
Friday, May 29, 2020
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020
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.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Erev Tisha B'Av
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Erev Rosh Hashana
Friday, September 18, 2020
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.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Rosh Hashana II (New Year day 2)
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Tzom Gedaliah
Monday, September 21, 2020
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Erev Yom Kippur
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is an important Jewish holiday that centers on the themes of atonement and repentance.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Erev Sukkot
Friday, October 2, 2020
Sukkot I
The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival, celebrated among Jewish communities worldwide.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Sukkot II
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Sukkot III
Monday, October 5, 2020
Sukkot IV
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Sukkot V
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Sukkot VI
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Sukkot VII/Hoshanah Rabah
The last day of Sukkot marks the end of the Sukkot festival, celebrated among Jewish communities worldwide.
Friday, October 9, 2020
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Yom HaAliyah School Observance
Sunday, October 25, 2020
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.
Friday, December 11, 2020
Hanukkah II
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Hanukkah III
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Hanukkah IV
Monday, December 14, 2020
Hanukkah V
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Hanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Hanukkah VII
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Hanukkah VIII
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.
Friday, December 18, 2020
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020
Asarah B'Tevet
Friday, December 25, 2020