Jewish Holidays 2021

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for 2021. 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 6 and ends at nightfall on Sep 8.

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

Minor holidays

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat
Shushan Purim
Pesach Sheni
Lag B'Omer
Leil Selichot Aug 28

Minor fasts

HolidayDates
Ta'anit Esther Feb 25
Ta'anit Bechorot Mar 25
Tzom Tammuz Jun 27
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 9
Asara B'Tevet Dec 14

Modern holidays

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah
Yom HaZikaron
Yom HaAtzma'ut
Yom Yerushalayim

Special Shabbatot

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

Rosh Chodesh

HolidayDates
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