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Jewish: religious celerations and observances

Jewish: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Purim (banks are closed)**Wednesday March 1, 2017Jewish 
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Pessah' (banks are closed)**Friday March 31, 2017Jewish 
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optional holiday**Friday March 31, 2017Jewish 
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Purim (banks are closed) -
Thursday March 1, 2018

Jewish : Celebrates defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia. In Shushan, the capital of Persia, King Ahasuerus married Esther, and made her his queen. He was not aware that she was Jewish. When Esther's cousin, Mordecai, bothered the king's prime minister, Haman, the prime minister became enraged and finally convinced the king that the Jews should all be put to death. After a three-day fast, Esther revealed to the king her identity as a Jew, and indulged him to save her people. The king spared the Jews, hung Haman, and made Mordecai his new sovereign. In israel, other businesses remain open


Pessah' (banks are closed) -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Jewish : Passover; deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Optional holiday -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Jewish : Jewish Easter for the Jewish community only