Jewish Holidays 2015-2016

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for Hebrew Year 5776. 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 13 and ends at nightfall on Sep 15.


Major holidays

Holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date specified.

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 -, 2015 M‑Tu
Yom Kippur W
Sukkot -, 2015 M‑Tu
-, 2015 W‑Su
Shmini Atzeret M
Simchat Torah Tu
Chanukah -, 2015 M‑M
Purim Th
Pesach -, 2016 Sa‑Su
-, 2016 M‑Th
-, 2016 F‑Sa
Shavuot -, 2016 Su‑M
Tish'a B'Av Su

Minor holidays

Tu BiShvat M
Purim Katan Tu
Shushan Purim F
Days of the Omer
Pesach Sheni Su
Lag BaOmer Th
Leil Selichot Sep 24, 2016 Sa
Tu B'Av F

Minor fasts

Tzom Gedaliah Sep 16, 2015 W
Asara B'Tevet Dec 22, 2015 Tu
Ta'anit Esther Mar 23, 2016 W
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 22, 2016 F
Tzom Tammuz Jul 24, 2016 Su

Modern holidays

Yom HaShoah Th
Yom HaZikaron W
Yom HaAtzma'ut Th
Yom Yerushalayim Su
Yom HaAliyah
Sigd W

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