Jewish Holidays 2006

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 22 and ends at nightfall on Sep 24.

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

Major holidays 2006  ✡️

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

HolidayDates
Purim  🎭️📜 M‑Tu
14 Adar 5766
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Pesach  🫓 W‑Th *
F‑Tu
Tu‑W
15-21 Nisan 5766
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Th‑F *
6 Sivan 5766
Festival of Weeks
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ W‑Th
9 Av 5766
The Ninth of Av
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 F‑Su
1-2 Tishrei 5767
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Su‑M
10 Tishrei 5767
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 F‑Sa *
Su‑F
15-21 Tishrei 5767
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ F‑Sa *
22 Tishrei 5767
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 F‑Sa
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5767
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2006  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 Su‑M
15 Sh'vat 5766
New Year for Trees
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Tu‑W
15 Adar 5766
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Th‑Th
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5766
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Th‑F
14 Iyyar 5766
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 M‑Tu
18 Iyyar 5766
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Tu‑W
15 Av 5766
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Th‑F
1 Elul 5766
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 16 Sa
23 Elul 5766
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays
Chag HaBanot  ✡️ W‑Th
30 Kislev 5767
North African Chanukah festival of daughters

Minor fasts 2006  ✡️

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 10 Tu
10 Tevet 5766
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 13 M
13 Adar 5766
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 12 W
14 Nisan 5766
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 13 Th
17 Tamuz 5766
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 25 M
3 Tishrei 5767
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 31 Su
10 Tevet 5767
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 2006  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Family Day  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
30 Sh'vat 5766
Yom HaMishpacha, a day to honor the family unit, as a whole, and its centrality to our lives
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ M‑Tu
27 Nisan 5766
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
4 Iyyar 5766
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
5 Iyyar 5766
Israeli Independence Day
Herzl Day  🇮🇱 Su‑M
10 Iyyar 5766
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Theodor Herzl
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Th‑F
28 Iyyar 5766
Jerusalem Day
Jabotinsky Day  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
29 Tamuz 5766
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day  🇮🇱 W‑Th
11 Cheshvan 5767
Commemorates the life of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Ben-Gurion Day  🇮🇱 Su‑M
6 Kislev 5767
Commemorates the life and vision of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion

Special Shabbatot 2006  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
13 Sh'vat 5766
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
27 Sh'vat 5766
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
11 Adar 5766
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
18 Adar 5766
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
25 Adar 5766
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
10 Nisan 5766
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
4 Av 5766
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
11 Av 5766
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
8 Tishrei 5767
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2006  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   Sa‑Su
1 Tevet 5766
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   Su‑M
1 Sh'vat 5766
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   M‑W
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5766
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   W‑Th
1 Nisan 5766
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Th‑Sa
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5766
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Sa‑Su
1 Sivan 5766
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Su‑Tu
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5766
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Tu‑W
1 Av 5766
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   W‑F
30 Av - 1 Elul 5766
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Sa‑M
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5767
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   M‑W
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev 5767
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   W‑F
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5767
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar