Jewish Holidays 1995-1996 (Hebrew year 5756)

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 24 and ends at nightfall on Sep 26.

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

Major holidays 5756  ✡️

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  🍏🍯 , 1995 Su‑Tu
1-2 Tishrei
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ , 1995 Tu‑W
10 Tishrei
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 , 1995 Su‑Tu
, 1995 W‑Su
15-21 Tishrei
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ , 1995 Su‑M
22 Tishrei
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah  ✡️ , 1995 M‑Tu
23 Tishrei
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah  🕎 , 1995 Su‑M
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
Pesach  🫓🍷 , 1996 W‑F
, 1996 Sa‑Tu
, 1996 Tu‑Th
15-22 Nisan
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 , 1996 Th‑Sa
6-7 Sivan
Festival of Weeks
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Minor holidays 5756  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 , 1996 Su‑M
15 Sh'vat
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 , 1996 M‑Tu
14 Adar
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 , 1996 Tu‑W
15 Adar
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   , 1996 Th‑Th
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ , 1996 Th‑F
14 Iyyar
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 , 1996 M‑Tu
18 Iyyar
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ , 1996 Tu‑W
15 Av
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 , 1996 Th‑F
1 Elul
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 7, 1996 Sa
23 Elul
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 5756  ✡️

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 27, 1995 W
3 Tishrei
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Jan 2, 1996 Tu
10 Tevet
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 4, 1996 M
13 Adar
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 3, 1996 W
14 Nisan
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 4, 1996 Th
17 Tamuz
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ , 1996 W‑Th
9 Av
The Ninth of Av

Modern holidays 5756  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ , 1996 M‑Tu
27 Nisan
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 , 1996 M‑Tu
4 Iyyar
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 , 1996 Tu‑W
5 Iyyar
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 , 1996 Th‑F
28 Iyyar
Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot 5756  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shuva   , 1995 F‑Sa
6 Tishrei
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat Shirah   , 1996 F‑Sa
13 Sh'vat
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   , 1996 F‑Sa
27 Sh'vat
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   , 1996 F‑Sa
11 Adar
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   , 1996 F‑Sa
18 Adar
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   , 1996 F‑Sa
25 Adar
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   , 1996 F‑Sa
10 Nisan
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   , 1996 F‑Sa
4 Av
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   , 1996 F‑Sa
11 Av
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

Rosh Chodesh 5756  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   , 1995 M‑W
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   , 1995 W‑F
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   , 1995 F‑Su
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   , 1996 Su‑M
1 Sh'vat
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   , 1996 M‑W
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   , 1996 W‑Th
1 Nisan
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   , 1996 Th‑Sa
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   , 1996 Sa‑Su
1 Sivan
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   , 1996 Su‑Tu
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   , 1996 Tu‑W
1 Av
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   , 1996 W‑F
30 Av - 1 Elul
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar