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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