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West Bank Bank Holidays and Public Holidays News and Updates

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2017 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Nov
  • 29
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  • West Bank Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 30

    Maan News Agency (Gaza) - The Fatah government spokesman, Yousef al-Mahmoud, of Palestine's West Bank, has announced that Thursday, November 30, 2017, would be the date of the upcoming public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's birthday.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Gaza Public Holiday November 22

    Maan News Agency (Gaza) - The Hamas Government of Palestine's Gaza Strip has announced that Thursday, November 22, 2012, would be a one-off public holiday to commemorate its recent ceasefire agreement with Israel.
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Gaza Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday February 4

    Maan News Agency (Gaza) - The Hamas Government of Palestine's Gaza Strip has announced that Saturday, February 4, 2012, would be the date of the upcoming public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's birthday.
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2011

  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Gaza Public Holiday Wednesday

    Maan News Agency (Ramallah) - The Hamas Government of Palestine's Gaza Strip has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, as a one-off public holiday to celebrate tomorrow's swap of 477 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier kidnapped in 2006.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • West Bank Announces Prophet's Ascent Public Holiday

    Maan News Agency (Ramallah) - The Palestinian Authority has announced Wednesday, June 29, 2011, as the date of the upcoming public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's Ascent.
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • West Bank Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Maan News Agency (Ramallah) - The Palestinian Authority has announced Tuesday, February 15, 2011, as the date of the upcoming public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's birthday.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Gaza Backtrack On Independence Day Public Holiday

    Reuters (Gaza) - The Hamas government of the Gaza Strip has backtracked on its earlier decision to cancel tomorrow's November 15, Independence Day holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Gaza Cancels Independence Day Public Holiday

    Haaretz (Gaza) - Gaza Strip Hamas authorities have called off the annual, November 15th, Palestinian Independence Day celebrations in the Gaza Strip, ordering its schools and offices to remain open as usual, this year.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Palestinian Authority Moves Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday

    Al-Hayat al-Jadeeda (West Bank) - The government of the Palestinian Autonomous Area (West Bank and Gaza) has declared Sunday, July 19, 2009, as the date of the upcoming Prophet's Ascension public holiday.
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2008

  • May
  • 9
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  • West Bank and Gaza May 15th One-Off Public Holiday

    Al-Hayat al-Jadeeda (West Bank) - The Palestinian Authority has declared Thursday, May 15, 2008, as a one-off public holiday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba, or Catastrophe, referring to the 1948 creation of the State of Israel.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Palestine's Gaza Strip Government Announces Christmas Public Holiday

    Ikhwanweb (Gaza) - The Hamas government of the Gaza Strip has declared that the Christmas days will henceforth be public and official holiday in the Gaza Strip.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • West Bank Public Holidays News Update

    Palestine News Network (PNN) - The Palestinian authorities have followed the controversial Saudi anticipated announcement of the Eid Al Adha Muslim holiday, which was called to begin on 30 December, 2006, in the West Bank and Gaza.
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  • Dec
  • 17
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  • West Bank Public Holidays News Update

    IMEMC News - Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, will present a speech on Saturday and is expected to keep the Hamas-run government in power for a short period before calling a referendum in March 2007, the Maan News Agency reported. The agency said that Abbas is also expected to announce that presidential and legislative elections will be held two months after holding the referendum.
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  • Nov
  • 8
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  • West Bank Public Holidays News Update

    Al Jazeera - The Palestinan government announced general national mourning for three days (Wednesday to Friday November 8-10) in all Palestinian territories following the deaths in the Gazan town of Beit Hanoun.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • West Bank Public Holidays News Update

    - All financial institutions will be closed from October 22 to October 28, 2006, inclusive.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Palestine Public holiday On January 25

    Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) - The Palestinian Civil Service Department has announced that January 25, 2006, will be observed as an official public holiday for the public and private sectors because the second Palestinian legislative elections.
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See also: West Bank bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (West Bank)