Jewish Holidays 1988

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 11 and ends at nightfall on Sep 13.

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

Major holidays 1988  ✡️

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  🫓 F‑Sa *
Su‑Th
Th‑F
15-21 Nisan 5748
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Sa‑Su *
6 Sivan 5748
Festival of Weeks
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ Sa‑Su
10 Av 5748
The Ninth of Av
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 Su‑Tu
1-2 Tishrei 5749
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Tu‑W
10 Tishrei 5749
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 Su‑M *
Tu‑Su
15-21 Tishrei 5749
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ Su‑M *
22 Tishrei 5749
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 Sa‑Su
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5749
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 1988  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 Tu‑W
15 Sh'vat 5748
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 W‑Th
14 Adar 5748
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Th‑F
15 Adar 5748
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  ✡️ Sa‑Su
14 Iyyar 5748
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 W‑Th
18 Iyyar 5748
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Th‑F
15 Av 5748
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Sa‑Su
1 Elul 5748
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 3 Sa
21 Elul 5748
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 1988  ✡️

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 2 W
13 Adar 5748
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 1 F
14 Nisan 5748
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 3 Su
18 Tamuz 5748
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 14 W
3 Tishrei 5749
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 18 Su
10 Tevet 5749
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 1988  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ W‑Th
27 Nisan 5748
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
3 Iyyar 5748
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 W‑Th
4 Iyyar 5748
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Sa‑Su
28 Iyyar 5748
Jerusalem Day
Ben-Gurion Day  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
6 Kislev 5749
Commemorates the life and vision of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion

Special Shabbatot 1988  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
11 Sh'vat 5748
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
25 Sh'vat 5748
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
9 Adar 5748
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
23 Adar 5748
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
1 Nisan 5748
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
8 Nisan 5748
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
9 Av 5748
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
16 Av 5748
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
6 Tishrei 5749
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 1988  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   Tu‑W
1 Sh'vat 5748
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   W‑F
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5748
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   F‑Sa
1 Nisan 5748
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Sa‑M
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5748
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   M‑Tu
1 Sivan 5748
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Tu‑Th
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5748
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Th‑F
1 Av 5748
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   F‑Su
30 Av - 1 Elul 5748
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   M‑W
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5749
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   W‑Th
1 Kislev 5749
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   Th‑F
1 Tevet 5749
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar