October 23, 2020 |

Holiday Calendar

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Major holidays 2017-8 (note: dates are listed by the daytime date; all holidays start the preceding evening)

Holiday Hebrew Year 5778 Description
Rosh Hashana Sept 21-22 The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur Sept 30 Day of Atonement
Sukkot October 5-6 (yom-tov)
October 7-11 (chol hamoed)
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret October 12 Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah October 13 Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah December 13-20 (first candle 12/12) The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
Purim Mar 1 (evening: Feb. 28) Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach March 31- April 1 (yom tov, 1st seder on 3/30)
April 2-5 (chol hamoed)
April 6-7 (yom tov)
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot May 20-21 (tikkun on 5/19) Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Tish’a B’Av July 22 (begins at night 7/21) The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

Minor holidays

Holiday Hebrew Year 5778 Description
Tu B’Shvat Jan 31 New Year for Trees
Purim Katan N/A Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Shushan Purim Mar 2 Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer 7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni April 29 Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag B’Omer May 3 33rd day of counting the Omer

Public fasts

Holiday Hebrew Year 5778 Description
Tzom Gedaliah Sept 23 Fast (right after Rosh Hashanah)
Asara B’Tevet December 28 Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta’anit Esther Feb 28 Fast of Esther
Ta’anit Bechorot March 30 Fast of the First Born
Shiva Asar b’Tammuz July 1 Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar

Modern holidays

Holiday Hebrew Year 5778 Description
Yom HaShoah Apr 12 (evening of 4/11) Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron April 18 Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma’ut April 19 Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim May 13 Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot

Holiday Hebrew Year 5774 Description
Shabbat Shuva Sept 23 Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat Shekalim Feb 10 Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor Feb 24 Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah March 10 Shabbat before Sh
Shabbat HaChodesh March 17 Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol March 24 Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon July 21 Shabbat before Tish’a B’Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu July 28 Shabbat after Tish’a B’Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh When Shabbat falls on Rosh Chodesh
Shabbat Machar Chodesh When Shabbat falls the day before Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

Holiday Hebrew Year 5778 Description
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Oct 20-21 (Fri-Sat) The new Hebrew month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Nov 19 (Sun) The new Hebrew month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh Tevet Dec 18-19 (Mon-Tue) The new Hebrew month of Tevet
Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat Jan 17 (Wed) The new Hebrew month of Sh’vat
Rosh Chodesh Adar Feb 15-16 (Thu-Fri) The new Hebrew month of Adar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II NA The new Hebrew month of Adar II (on leap years)
Rosh Chodesh Nisan March 17 (Sat) The new Hebrew month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar Apr 15-16 (Sun-Mon) The new Hebrew month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan May 15 (Tue) The new Hebrew month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Jun 13-14 (Wed-Thu) The new Hebrew month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh Av Jul 13 (Fri) The new Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Chodesh Elul Aug 11-12 (Sun-Mon) The new Hebrew month of Elul