Jewish Holidays 2016-2017

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for Hebrew Year 5777. 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 Oct 2 and ends at nightfall on Oct 4.

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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.

HolidayDates
Rosh Hashana -, 2016
Yom Kippur
Sukkot -, 2016
-, 2016
Shmini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Chanukah -, 2017
Purim
Pesach -, 2017
-, 2017
-, 2017
Shavuot -, 2017
Tish'a B'Av

Minor holidays

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat
Purim Katan
Shushan Purim
Days of the Omer
Pesach Sheni
Lag B'Omer
Leil Selichot Sep 16, 2017

Minor fasts

HolidayDates
Tzom Gedaliah Oct 5, 2016
Asara B'Tevet Jan 8, 2017
Ta'anit Esther Mar 9, 2017
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 10, 2017
Tzom Tammuz Jul 11, 2017

Modern holidays

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah
Yom HaZikaron
Yom HaAtzma'ut
Yom Yerushalayim

Special Shabbatot

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

Rosh Chodesh

HolidayDates
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