Jewish Holidays 1996

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 13 and ends at nightfall on Sep 15.

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

Major holidays 1996  ✡️

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 5756
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Th‑Sa
6-7 Sivan 5756
Festival of Weeks
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 F‑Su
1-2 Tishrei 5757
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Su‑M
10 Tishrei 5757
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 F‑Su
M‑F
15-21 Tishrei 5757
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ F‑Sa
22 Tishrei 5757
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah  ✡️ Sa‑Su
23 Tishrei 5757
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah  🕎 Th‑F
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5757
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 1996  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 Su‑M
15 Sh'vat 5756
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 M‑Tu
14 Adar 5756
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Tu‑W
15 Adar 5756
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Th‑Th
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5756
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Th‑F
14 Iyyar 5756
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 M‑Tu
18 Iyyar 5756
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Tu‑W
15 Av 5756
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Th‑F
1 Elul 5756
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 7 Sa
23 Elul 5756
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 1996  ✡️

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 2 Tu
10 Tevet 5756
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 4 M
13 Adar 5756
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 3 W
14 Nisan 5756
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 4 Th
17 Tamuz 5756
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ W‑Th
9 Av 5756
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 16 M
3 Tishrei 5757
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 20 F
10 Tevet 5757
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 1996  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ M‑Tu
27 Nisan 5756
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
4 Iyyar 5756
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
5 Iyyar 5756
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Th‑F
28 Iyyar 5756
Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot 1996  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
13 Sh'vat 5756
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
27 Sh'vat 5756
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
11 Adar 5756
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
18 Adar 5756
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
25 Adar 5756
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
10 Nisan 5756
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
4 Av 5756
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
11 Av 5756
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
8 Tishrei 5757
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 1996  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   Su‑M
1 Sh'vat 5756
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   M‑W
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5756
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   W‑Th
1 Nisan 5756
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Th‑Sa
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5756
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Sa‑Su
1 Sivan 5756
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Su‑Tu
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5756
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Tu‑W
1 Av 5756
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   W‑F
30 Av - 1 Elul 5756
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Sa‑M
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5757
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   M‑Tu
1 Kislev 5757
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   Tu‑W
1 Tevet 5757
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar