Jewish Holidays 2018

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for 2018. 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 9 and ends at nightfall on Sep 11.


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.

Pesach -
Shavuot -
Tish'a B'Av
Rosh Hashana -
Yom Kippur
Sukkot -
Shmini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Chanukah -

Minor holidays

Tu BiShvat
Shushan Purim
Pesach Sheni
Lag B'Omer
Leil Selichot Sep 1

Minor fasts

Ta'anit Esther Feb 28
Ta'anit Bechorot Mar 30
Tzom Tammuz Jul 1
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 12
Asara B'Tevet Dec 18

Modern holidays

Yom HaShoah
Yom HaZikaron
Yom HaAtzma'ut
Yom Yerushalayim

Special Shabbatot

Shabbat Shekalim
Shabbat Zachor
Shabbat Parah
Shabbat HaChodesh
Shabbat HaGadol
Shabbat Chazon
Shabbat Nachamu
Shabbat Shuva

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat
Rosh Chodesh Adar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh Av
Rosh Chodesh Elul
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Rosh Chodesh Tevet