Some critics are concerned that the plan would impose new burdens on the low-paid service workers who will likely be drafted to work on those holidays.
The increase is part of a series of wage hikes the government agreed to on threat of a Histadrut strike last year and will continue rising incrementally to NIS 5,300.
Public sector wages have not increased in three years.
How waitstaff gets paid affects not only the waiters but also the restaurateurs and customers.
Minimum wage to to increase by NIS 1,000, reach NIS 5,300 per month by December 2017.
The statistics did not necessarily reflect women getting paid less for doing the same work.