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Israel : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Banks are open Sunday through Friday mornings from 08:30 to 12:00. They offer additional hours Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 16:00 to 18:00.
  • Weekend: Friday & Saturday
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    Tuesday October 4, 2022Eve of Yom KippurEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday October 4, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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    Tuesday October 4, 2022Yom Kippur (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday October 5, 2022Yom KippurJewish
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    Thursday October 6, 2022Yom Kippur (end)School holidays
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    Sunday October 9, 2022Eve of SukkotEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday October 9, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Sunday October 9, 2022Sukkot (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday October 10, 2022Sukkot (banks are closed)Jewish
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    Tuesday October 11, 2022Sukkot (banks are closed)Jewish
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    Wednesday October 12, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Thursday October 13, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Sunday October 16, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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    Monday October 17, 2022Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah (banks are closed)Jewish
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    Wednesday October 19, 2022Sukkot (end)School holidays
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    Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Tuesday November 1, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday November 1, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Friday December 9, 2022Tiberias MarathonSports events
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    Friday December 16, 2022Hanukkah (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 18, 2022First Night of HanukkahEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Hanukkah (end)School holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Friday January 13, 2023Tiberias MarathonSports events
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    Monday February 6, 2023Tou BiChvatEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 2, 2023Purim (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday March 6, 2023Eve of PurimEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Purim (banks are closed)Jewish
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Banks remain open in JerusalemBanks only
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Banks are closed in JerusalemBanks only
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Purim (end)School holidays
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    Friday March 17, 2023Jerusalem marathonSports events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Eve of Yom Kippur

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    Tuesday October 4, 2022
    Culture :

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday October 4, 2022
    Banks only : in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

    Yom Kippur (beginning)

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    Tuesday October 4, 2022
    School holidays :

    Yom Kippur

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    Wednesday October 5, 2022
    Jewish : Day of Atonement. This holiest day of the Jewish year is observed with strict fasting and ceremonial repentance.

    Yom Kippur (end)

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    Thursday October 6, 2022
    School holidays :

    Eve of Sukkot

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    Sunday October 9, 2022
    Culture :

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Sunday October 9, 2022
    Banks only :

    Sukkot (beginning)

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    Sunday October 9, 2022
    School holidays :

    Sukkot (banks are closed)

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    Monday October 10, 2022
    Jewish : As for Passover and Shavu'ot, Sukkot has a dual meaning: agricultural and historical. Celebraion of the 40 years spent by the children of Israel in huts in the desert. This explains the tradition of dwelling in huts during that period.

    Sukkot (banks are closed)

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    Tuesday October 11, 2022
    Jewish : As for Passover and Shavu'ot, Sukkot has a dual meaning: agricultural and historical. Celebraion of the 40 years spent by the children of Israel in huts in the desert. This explains the tradition of dwelling in huts during that period.

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Wednesday October 12, 2022
    Banks only :

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Thursday October 13, 2022
    Banks only :

    Banks close at 12:00

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    Sunday October 16, 2022
    Banks only :

    Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah (banks are closed)

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    Monday October 17, 2022
    Jewish : Reading of the last Torah portion and proceeding to the first chapter of Genesis (the Torah is seen as a circle). Processions, singing and dancing (Simkhat Torah = Rejoicing in the Torah).

    Sukkot (end)

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    Wednesday October 19, 2022
    School holidays :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday October 30, 2022
    Special Events : Please check date as rule may change; Basic current rule is Sunday between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

    Public holiday

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    Tuesday November 1, 2022
    Secular holiday : Election day

    Parliamentary election

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    Tuesday November 1, 2022
    Special Events :

    Tiberias Marathon

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    Friday December 9, 2022
    Sports events : Http://tiberiasmarathon.com 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Hanukkah (beginning)

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    Friday December 16, 2022
    School holidays :

    First Night of Hanukkah

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    Sunday December 18, 2022
    Culture :

    Hanukkah (end)

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
    School holidays :

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Http://edu.gov.il
    official calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
    Separate calendar for Arab and Druze schools
    PISA ranking (average 493): 467
    While the average school year is 180 days, Israeli students are since 2017 in school for 227 days, making the number of school days one of the highest in the OECD
    Schooling is mandatory till age 18
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 610
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms required
    Technion-Israel Institute of Technology ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #--/Shanghai #67

    We carry confirmed dates till June 2023 (2022 summer holidays to be confirmed)

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check when this information is vital to you
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    Tiberias Marathon

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    Friday January 13, 2023
    Sports events : Http://tiberiasmarathon.com 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Tou BiChvat

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    Culture :

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Purim (beginning)

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    Thursday March 2, 2023
    School holidays :

    Eve of Purim

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    Monday March 6, 2023
    Culture :

    Purim (banks are closed)

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    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

    Banks remain open in Jerusalem

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    Banks only :

    Banks are closed in Jerusalem

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Banks only :

    Purim (end)

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    School holidays :

    Jerusalem marathon

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    Friday March 17, 2023
    Sports events : Www.jerusalem-marathon.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    Special Events :