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Holidays & Observances in Israel

Israel is a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the only country in the world with a Jewish majority population. Judaism is an important part of everyday life in Israel. The Hebrew calendar is used on a daily basis and the work holidays are determined by Jewish holidays. Many businesses close on Saturdays in Israel to observe the Sabbath. The capitol city of Jerusalem is important to Christianity and Islam in addition to Judaism, so holidays for all of those religions are celebrated to some extent. Israel has been involved in conflicts with its Arab neighbors since its conception, but holidays are celebrated with great enthusiasm despite the conflicts.

 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Lag BaOmer Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Shavuot Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Tisha B'Av Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Rosh Hashanah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Yom Kippur Public, Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
First Day of Sukkot Public, Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Shemini Atzeret Public, Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Simchat Torah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Hanukkah (Holiday of Lights) Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Tu B'Shevat Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Purim Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Passover Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Yom HaShoah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Yom Ha’atzmaut Public, Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Lag BaOmer Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays