Jewish Holidays 1986

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 Oct 3 and ends at nightfall on Oct 5.

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

Major holidays 1986  ✡️

Dates in bold are yom tov, so they have similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat in the sense that normal “work” is forbidden.

HolidayDates
Pesach  🫓🍷 W‑F
Sa‑Tu
Tu‑Th
15-22 Nisan 5746
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Th‑Sa
6-7 Sivan 5746
Festival of Weeks
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ W‑Th
9 Av 5746
The Ninth of Av
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 F‑Su
1-2 Tishrei 5747
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Su‑M
10 Tishrei 5747
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 F‑Su
M‑F
15-21 Tishrei 5747
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ F‑Sa
22 Tishrei 5747
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah  ✡️ Sa‑Su
23 Tishrei 5747
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah  🕎 F‑Sa
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5747
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 1986  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 F‑Sa
15 Sh'vat 5746
New Year for Trees
Purim Katan  🎭️ Sa‑Su
14 Adar I 5746
Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Purim  🎭️📜 M‑Tu
14 Adar II 5746
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Tu‑W
15 Adar II 5746
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Tu‑Tu
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5747
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Th‑F
14 Iyyar 5746
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 M‑Tu
18 Iyyar 5746
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Tu‑W
15 Av 5746
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Th‑F
1 Elul 5746
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 27 Sa
23 Elul 5746
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 1986  ✡️

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
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 24 M
13 Adar II 5746
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 23 W
14 Nisan 5746
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 24 Th
17 Tamuz 5746
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tzom Gedaliah   Oct 6 M
3 Tishrei 5747
Fast of the Seventh Month

Modern holidays 1986  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Ben-Gurion Day  🇮🇱 Su‑M
6 Kislev 5747
Commemorates the life and vision of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ M‑Tu
27 Nisan 5746
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
4 Iyyar 5746
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
5 Iyyar 5746
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Th‑F
28 Iyyar 5746
Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot 1986  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
15 Sh'vat 5746
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
27 Adar I 5746
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
11 Adar II 5746
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
18 Adar II 5746
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
25 Adar II 5746
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
10 Nisan 5746
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
4 Av 5746
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
11 Av 5746
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
8 Tishrei 5747
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 1986  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   F‑Sa
1 Sh'vat 5746
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar I   Sa‑M
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar I 5746
Start of month of Adar I (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II   M‑W
30 Adar I - 1 Adar II 5746
Start of month of Adar II (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   W‑Th
1 Nisan 5746
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Th‑Sa
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5746
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Sa‑Su
1 Sivan 5746
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Su‑Tu
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5746
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Tu‑W
1 Av 5746
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   W‑F
30 Av - 1 Elul 5746
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Sa‑M
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5747
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   M‑W
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev 5747
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar