Unveiling Israel – LOTS of holidays

2017 is an exciting year for me, one of the reasons being that I started a master’s degree in Archaeology and History of the Holy Land at Tel Aviv University. I decided to record my daily life in Middle East periodically and unveil Israel from my experience here.

After one week of school orientation and another week of regular school, Tel Aviv University/Israel is still so mysterious to me. Weekdays start from Sunday. Business and public transportation shut down on Friday and Saturday. Also, my last class ends at 10 am Thursday, which means my weekend starts from Thursday.

The following is a TAU academic calendar for this coming year, I’m going to embrace LOTS of holidays. Yay!

First Day of 1st Semester

October 22th, 2017

Hannukah Vacation

December 17th, 2017

Last Day of 1st Semester

January 21st, 2017

Open Day

February 2rd, 2017

Purim Vacation

March 1st, 2018

First Day of Second Semester

March 4th, 2018

Wednesday Classes on Monday

March 26th, 2018

Thursday Classes on Tuesday

March 27th, 2018

First Day of Classes after Passover Vacation

April 8th, 2018

Memorial Day

April 18th, 2018

Independence Day

April 19th, 2018

Student Day

April 24th, 2018

Shavuot Vacation   

May 20th, 2018

Last Day of 2nd Semester

June 15th, 2018

First Day of Summer Semester

July 8th, 2018

Tisha B’Av

July 22nd, 2018

Last Day of Summer Semester

August 24th, 2018

University-wide Summer Vacation

August 26-31st, 2018

Memorial ceremonies during which classes will not take place (12:00-13:00)

Itzhak Rabin Memorial Ceremony

November 1st, 2017

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

April 12th, 2018

Yom Hazikaron (Fallen Soldiers Memorial Day)

April 17th, 2018

First Day of 1st Semester for 2018/2019

October 4th, 2018

(Tel Aviv University 2017/2018 Academic Calendar)

To be continued.

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