Jewish Holidays 2018-2019

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for Hebrew Year 5779. 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.

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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 -, 2018
Yom Kippur
Sukkot -, 2018
-, 2018
Shmini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Chanukah -, 2018
Purim
Pesach -, 2019
-, 2019
-, 2019
Shavuot -, 2019
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 21, 2019

Minor fasts

HolidayDates
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 12, 2018
Asara B'Tevet Dec 18, 2018
Ta'anit Esther Mar 20, 2019
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 19, 2019
Tzom Tammuz Jul 21, 2019

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