Jewish Holidays 1985-1986 (Hebrew year 5746)

Except for minor fasts, holidays begin at sundown on the first date specified and end at nightfall on the last date specified.
For example, if the dates for Rosh Hashana are listed as -, then the holiday begins at sundown on Sep 15 and ends at nightfall on Sep 17.

This page displays the Diaspora holiday schedule. The Israel schedule is used by Jews living in modern Israel.

Major holidays 5746  ✡️

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  🍏🍯 , 1985 Su‑Tu
1-2 Tishrei
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ , 1985 Tu‑W
10 Tishrei
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 , 1985 Su‑Tu
, 1985 W‑Su
15-21 Tishrei
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ , 1985 Su‑M
22 Tishrei
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah  ✡️ , 1985 M‑Tu
23 Tishrei
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah  🕎 , 1985 Sa‑Su
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
Purim  🎭️📜 , 1986 M‑Tu
14 Adar II
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Pesach  🫓🍷 , 1986 W‑F
, 1986 Sa‑Tu
, 1986 Tu‑Th
15-22 Nisan
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 , 1986 Th‑Sa
6-7 Sivan
Festival of Weeks
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ , 1986 W‑Th
9 Av
The Ninth of Av
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Minor holidays 5746  ✡️

HolidayDates
Chag HaBanot  ✡️ , 1985 Th‑F
1 Tevet
North African Chanukah festival of daughters
Tu BiShvat  🌳 , 1986 F‑Sa
15 Sh'vat
New Year for Trees
Purim Katan  🎭️ , 1986 Sa‑Su
14 Adar I
Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Shushan Purim Katan  🎭️ , 1986 Su‑M
15 Adar I
Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years in Jerusalem and walled cities
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 , 1986 Tu‑W
15 Adar II
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   , 1986 Th‑Th
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ , 1986 Th‑F
14 Iyyar
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 , 1986 M‑Tu
18 Iyyar
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ , 1986 Tu‑W
15 Av
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 , 1986 Th‑F
1 Elul
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 27, 1986 Sa
23 Elul
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 5746  ✡️

Minor fasts begin at dawn and end at nightfall.

Tish'a B'Av begins at sundown on the first date specified and ends at nightfall on the second date specified.

HolidayDates
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 18, 1985 W
3 Tishrei
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 22, 1985 Su
10 Tevet
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 24, 1986 M
13 Adar II
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 23, 1986 W
14 Nisan
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 24, 1986 Th
17 Tamuz
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple

Modern holidays 5746  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Ben-Gurion Day  🇮🇱 , 1985 M‑Tu
6 Kislev
Commemorates the life and vision of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ , 1986 M‑Tu
27 Nisan
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 , 1986 M‑Tu
4 Iyyar
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 , 1986 Tu‑W
5 Iyyar
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 , 1986 Th‑F
28 Iyyar
Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot 5746  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shuva   , 1985 F‑Sa
6 Tishrei
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat Shirah   , 1986 F‑Sa
15 Sh'vat
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   , 1986 F‑Sa
27 Adar I
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   , 1986 F‑Sa
11 Adar II
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   , 1986 F‑Sa
18 Adar II
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   , 1986 F‑Sa
25 Adar II
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   , 1986 F‑Sa
10 Nisan
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   , 1986 F‑Sa
4 Av
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   , 1986 F‑Sa
11 Av
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

Rosh Chodesh 5746  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   , 1985 M‑W
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   , 1985 W‑Th
1 Kislev
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   , 1985 Th‑F
1 Tevet
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   , 1986 F‑Sa
1 Sh'vat
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar I   , 1986 Sa‑M
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar I
Start of month of Adar I (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II   , 1986 M‑W
30 Adar I - 1 Adar II
Start of month of Adar II (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   , 1986 W‑Th
1 Nisan
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   , 1986 Th‑Sa
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   , 1986 Sa‑Su
1 Sivan
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   , 1986 Su‑Tu
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   , 1986 Tu‑W
1 Av
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   , 1986 W‑F
30 Av - 1 Elul
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar