Jewish Holidays 2017-2018

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for Hebrew Year 5778. 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 20 and ends at nightfall on Sep 22.

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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 -, 2017 Th‑F
Yom Kippur Sa
Sukkot -, 2017 Th‑F
-, 2017 Sa‑W
Shmini Atzeret Th
Simchat Torah F
Chanukah -, 2017 W‑W
Purim Th
Pesach -, 2018 Sa‑Su
-, 2018 M‑Th
-, 2018 F‑Sa
Shavuot -, 2018 Su‑M
Tish'a B'Av Su

Minor holidays

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat W
Purim Katan
Shushan Purim F
Days of the Omer
Pesach Sheni Su
Lag B'Omer Th
Leil Selichot Sep 1, 2018 Sa
Tu B'Av F

Minor fasts

HolidayDates
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 24, 2017 Su
Asara B'Tevet Dec 28, 2017 Th
Ta'anit Esther Feb 28, 2018 W
Ta'anit Bechorot Mar 30, 2018 F
Tzom Tammuz Jul 1, 2018 Su

Modern holidays

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah Th
Yom HaZikaron W
Yom HaAtzma'ut Th
Yom Yerushalayim Su
Sigd Sa

Special Shabbatot

HolidayDates
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

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