Jewish Holidays 2019-2020

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for Hebrew Year 5780. 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 29 and ends at nightfall on Oct 1.

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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 -, 2019
Yom Kippur
Sukkot -, 2019
-, 2019
Shmini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Chanukah -, 2019
Purim
Pesach -, 2020
-, 2020
-, 2020
Shavuot -, 2020
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 12, 2020

Minor fasts

HolidayDates
Tzom Gedaliah Oct 2, 2019
Asara B'Tevet Jan 7, 2020
Ta'anit Esther Mar 9, 2020
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 8, 2020
Tzom Tammuz Jul 9, 2020

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