Jewish Holidays 2013-2014

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for Hebrew Year 5774. 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 -, then the holiday begins at sundown on Sep 4 and ends at nightfall on Sep 6.


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.

Rosh Hashana -, 2013 Th‑F
Yom Kippur Sa
Sukkot -, 2013 Th‑F
-, 2013 Sa‑W
Shmini Atzeret Th
Simchat Torah F
Chanukah -, 2013 Th‑Th
Purim Su
Pesach -, 2014 Tu‑W
-, 2014 Th‑Su
-, 2014 M‑Tu
Shavuot -, 2014 W‑Th
Tish'a B'Av Tu

Minor holidays

Tu BiShvat Th
Purim Katan F
Shushan Purim M
Days of the Omer
Pesach Sheni W
Lag B'Omer Su
Leil Selichot Sep 20, 2014 Sa
Tu B'Av M

Minor fasts

Tzom Gedaliah Sep 8, 2013 Su
Asara B'Tevet Dec 13, 2013 F
Ta'anit Esther Mar 13, 2014 Th
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 14, 2014 M
Tzom Tammuz Jul 15, 2014 Tu

Modern holidays

Yom HaShoah M
Yom HaZikaron M
Yom HaAtzma'ut Tu
Yom Yerushalayim W
Sigd Sa

Special Shabbatot

Shabbat Shuva Sa
Shabbat Shekalim Sa
Shabbat Zachor Sa
Shabbat Parah Sa
Shabbat HaChodesh Sa
Shabbat HaGadol Sa
Shabbat Chazon Sa
Shabbat Nachamu Sa
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh
Shabbat Machar Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan F
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Su
Rosh Chodesh Tevet Tu
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Th
Rosh Chodesh Adar F
Rosh Chodesh Adar II Su
Rosh Chodesh Nisan Tu
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar W
Rosh Chodesh Sivan F
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Sa
Rosh Chodesh Av M
Rosh Chodesh Elul Tu