Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays. Each holiday page includes a brief overview of special observances and customs, and any special Torah readings.

All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date specified in the tables below. For example, if the dates for Rosh Hashana were listed as Sep 19-20, then the holiday begins at sundown on Sep 18 and ends at sundown on Sep 20.

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Major holidays

Dates in bold are yom tov, so they have similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat in the sense that normal "work" is forbidden.

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(2012-2013)
5774
(2013-2014)
5775
(2014-2015)
5776
(2015-2016)
5777
(2016-2017)
5778
(2017-2018)
Rosh Hashana - - - - - -
Yom Kippur
Sukkot -
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Shmini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Chanukah - - - - - -
Purim
Pesach -
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-
-
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-
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Shavuot - - - - - -
Tish'a B'Av

Minor holidays

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(2012-2013)
5774
(2013-2014)
5775
(2014-2015)
5776
(2015-2016)
5777
(2016-2017)
5778
(2017-2018)
Tu BiShvat
Purim Katan
Shushan Purim
Days of the Omer
Pesach Sheni
Lag B'Omer
Leil Selichot Aug 31 Sep 20 Sep 5 Sep 24 Sep 16 Sep 1

Minor fasts

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(2012-2013)
5774
(2013-2014)
5775
(2014-2015)
5776
(2015-2016)
5777
(2016-2017)
5778
(2017-2018)
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 19 Sep 8 Sep 28 Sep 16 Oct 5 Sep 24
Asara B'Tevet Dec 23 Dec 13 Jan 1 Dec 22 Jan 8 Dec 28
Ta'anit Esther Feb 21 Mar 13 Mar 4 Mar 23 Mar 9 Feb 28
Ta'anit Bechorot Mar 25 Apr 14 Apr 3 Apr 22 Apr 10 Mar 30
Tzom Tammuz Jun 25 Jul 15 Jul 5 Jul 24 Jul 11 Jul 1

Modern holidays

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(2012-2013)
5774
(2013-2014)
5775
(2014-2015)
5776
(2015-2016)
5777
(2016-2017)
5778
(2017-2018)
Yom HaShoah
Yom HaZikaron
Yom HaAtzma'ut
Yom Yerushalayim

Special Shabbatot

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(2012-2013)
5774
(2013-2014)
5775
(2014-2015)
5776
(2015-2016)
5777
(2016-2017)
5778
(2017-2018)
Shabbat Shuva
Shabbat Shekalim
Shabbat Zachor
Shabbat Parah
Shabbat HaChodesh
Shabbat HaGadol
Shabbat Chazon
Shabbat Nachamu
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh
Shabbat Machar Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

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(2012-2013)
5774
(2013-2014)
5775
(2014-2015)
5776
(2015-2016)
5777
(2016-2017)
5778
(2017-2018)
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat
Rosh Chodesh Adar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II
Rosh Chodesh Nisan
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh Av
Rosh Chodesh Elul