Jewish Holidays 1987

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 23 and ends at nightfall on Sep 25.

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

Major holidays 1987  ✡️

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  🫓🍷 M‑W
Th‑Su
Su‑Tu
15-22 Nisan 5747
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Tu‑Th
6-7 Sivan 5747
Festival of Weeks
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ M‑Tu
9 Av 5747
The Ninth of Av
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 W‑F
1-2 Tishrei 5748
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ F‑Sa
10 Tishrei 5748
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 W‑F
Sa‑W
15-21 Tishrei 5748
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ W‑Th
22 Tishrei 5748
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah  ✡️ Th‑F
23 Tishrei 5748
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah  🕎 Tu‑W
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5748
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 1987  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 F‑Sa
15 Sh'vat 5747
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 Sa‑Su
14 Adar 5747
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Su‑M
15 Adar 5747
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Sa‑Sa
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5748
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Tu‑W
14 Iyyar 5747
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 Sa‑Su
18 Iyyar 5747
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Su‑M
15 Av 5747
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Tu‑W
1 Elul 5747
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 19 Sa
25 Elul 5747
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 1987  ✡️

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
Asara B'Tevet   Jan 11 Su
10 Tevet 5747
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 12 Th
11 Adar 5747
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 13 M
14 Nisan 5747
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 14 Tu
17 Tamuz 5747
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 27 Su
4 Tishrei 5748
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 31 Th
10 Tevet 5748
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 1987  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Ben-Gurion Day  🇮🇱 Sa‑Su
8 Kislev 5748
Commemorates the life and vision of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ Su‑M
28 Nisan 5747
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Sa‑Su
4 Iyyar 5747
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 Su‑M
5 Iyyar 5747
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
28 Iyyar 5747
Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot 1987  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
15 Sh'vat 5747
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
29 Sh'vat 5747
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
13 Adar 5747
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
20 Adar 5747
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
27 Adar 5747
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
12 Nisan 5747
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
6 Av 5747
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
13 Av 5747
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
3 Tishrei 5748
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 1987  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   W‑F
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5747
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   F‑Sa
1 Sh'vat 5747
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   Sa‑M
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5747
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   M‑Tu
1 Nisan 5747
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Tu‑Th
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5747
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Th‑F
1 Sivan 5747
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   F‑Su
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5747
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Su‑M
1 Av 5747
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   M‑W
30 Av - 1 Elul 5747
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Th‑Sa
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5748
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   Sa‑Su
1 Kislev 5748
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   Su‑Tu
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5748
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar