Official holidays and weekends in Israel

Jewish holidays are celebrated in the lunar calendar, so their dates from year to year are changing. The only one "constant" holiday day in the country – Saturday ("Shabbat"). On holidays and on Saturday, all public institutions, ministries, offices and shops are closed, public transport does not work (except for a taxi). Also, most establishments do not work on "Memorial days", which are officially workers, for example, in Yom-A-sho and yom-a-zikaron.

The Muslim population of the country is noted by all traditional Islamic holidays – Ramadan, Eid Al-Fitr and DR. In 2008, Ramadan falls for the period from September 1 to September 29, in 2009 – from August 21 to September 20. It should be borne in mind that all the dates of religious events in the Islamic calendar begin with the sunset and last until the next sunset. The mosques and the temple mountain on the days of Ramadan and other Islamic holidays are available only for Muslims.

January – Tubi-Swat (Tu-Bi-Schwat), the day when the trees are awakened from the hibernation;

March – Purim, religious historical "Victory holiday over enemies", Shushan-Purim – "Holiday victory over enemies in cities surrounded by a wall";

March-Angel – Pesach (Easter), a holiday in memory of the outcome of Egypt;

April-May – Independence Day, chief secular holiday of the country; Lag-Ba-Omer – the anniversary of the death of Rabi Shimon Bar Jokhai (festival of fires); Yom-A-shoa (yom-khashoa) is the day of memory of the victims of the Holocaust (the genocide of the Jewish people during the Second World War) and Yom-A-Zicaron (Yom-Khazikaron) – the day of memory of the fallen;

May-June – day of Jerusalem and Shavotu (Pentecost), the holiday of finding Torah, David’s birthday;

July – Tisch-BE-AB, Mourning for destroyed temples;

Official holidays and weekends in Israel

September-October – Rosh-A-Shan (Rosh Hashana), Jewish New Year (the exact date of the offensive varies, as a holiday can’t have to be on Sunday, Wednesday or Friday), Yom-Kippur (day day), day of redemption and post. Also in September-October, Sukkot celebrates (feast of the feast of the harvest, time of prayers about the rain) and the Shini-Aceret (Simkhat Torah, the eighth day Sukkot, the Torah holiday);

November-December – Hanukkah, holiday in honor of the consecration of the temple.

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Official holidays and weekends in Israel

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