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Israel Holidays 2019

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Last Updated on February 28, 2019

Israel religious holidays & festivals for 2019.

Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze & Bahai Festivals



Jewish Holidays & Festivals 2019

Please note that Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date specified.

In the Diaspora the festivals of Passover, Shavuot & Sukkot have one extra day added at the end. 

Tu B’shvat:  January 21

Purim:  21 March

Passover:  April 20 – April 27

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah): May 2

Israel Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron): May 8

Israel Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut): May 9

Festival of Counting the Omer (Lag B’Omer): May 23

Jerusalem Day: June 2

Feat of Weeks (Shavuot): –  June 9 – June 10

Fast of the 9th of Av (Tisha B’Av): August 11

New Year (Rosh HaShanah): September 30 – October 1

Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur):  October 9th

Yom HaAliyah: November 5th

Sukkot:  October 15 – October 15

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah:  October 21 – October 22

Festival of Lights (Hanukkah): December 23 – December 30

Find our more about the Jewish festivals



Christian Holidays & Festivals 2019


Ash Wednesday – 6 March

Palm Sunday – 14 April

Good Friday-  19 April

Easter Sunday – 21 April

Easter Monday: 22 April

Ascension Day – 30 May

Pentecost – 9 June

Christmas- 25 December


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Muslim Holidays and Festivals 2019


Ramadan: June 5

Eid-Ul-Fitr: 5 June

Eid-Ul-Adha: –  12 August

Hijri New Year: 31 August

Ashura: 9 September

Milad un Nabi: – 9 November


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Druze Holidays &  Festivals 2019


Druze celebrate Eid El Fitr, and Eid El-Adha (see Muslim festivals)


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Bahai Holidays & Festivals 2019


Naw-Ruz (Baha’i New Year) — 21 March

Festival of Ridvan — 21 April

Declaration of the Bab — 23 May

Ascension of the Baha’u’llah — 29 May

Martyrdom of the Bab– 9 July

Birth of the Bab– 1 November

Birth of Baha’u’llah– 2 November

Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha – 28 November

19 days of fasting: 2 -20 March



Learn Holiday Words & Phrases

Hebrew, English & Transliterations

English Transliteration Hebrew
Fast Tzom צום
Holiday or festival Chag חג
Festival eve Erev chag ערב חג
Intermediate days of a festival Chol ha’mo’ed חול המואד
New month Rosh ho’desh ראש חודש
New year Shana hadasha שנה חדשה

Shabbat, festival and holiday greetings   

Shabbat candle lighting times

Happy Sabbath

Shabbat shalom

שבת שלום
Happy holidays Chag sameach חג שמח
Happy new year Shana tova שנה טובה
Have an easy fast Tzom kal צום קל
May you be inscribed Chatima tova חתימה טובה
Have a good week Shavua tov שבוע טוב


Learn Hebrew fast with our free transliterated word sheets: days of the week, months of the year and lots of other topics

Join in the fun at the annual Holiday of Holidays Festival in Haifa

Now that you know when the festivals and holidays are, our resources can help you plan your next vacation in Israel

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