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
Yom Kippur
Sukkot -, 2017
-, 2017
Shmini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Chanukah -, 2017
Purim
Pesach -, 2018
-, 2018
-, 2018
Shavuot -, 2018
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 1, 2018

Minor fasts

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

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