Jewish Holidays 2009

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 18 and ends at nightfall on Sep 20.

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

Major holidays 2009  ✡️

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‑Th *
F‑Tu
Tu‑W
15-21 Nisan 5769
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 5769
Festival of Weeks
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 F‑Su
1-2 Tishrei 5770
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Su‑M
10 Tishrei 5770
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 F‑Sa *
Su‑F
15-21 Tishrei 5770
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ F‑Sa *
22 Tishrei 5770
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 F‑Sa
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5770
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2009  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 Su‑M
15 Sh'vat 5769
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 M‑Tu
14 Adar 5769
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Tu‑W
15 Adar 5769
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Th‑Th
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5769
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Th‑F
14 Iyyar 5769
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 M‑Tu
18 Iyyar 5769
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Tu‑W
15 Av 5769
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Th‑F
1 Elul 5769
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 12 Sa
23 Elul 5769
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 2009  ✡️

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 6 Tu
10 Tevet 5769
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 9 M
13 Adar 5769
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 8 W
14 Nisan 5769
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 9 Th
17 Tamuz 5769
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ W‑Th
9 Av 5769
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 21 M
3 Tishrei 5770
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 27 Su
10 Tevet 5770
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 2009  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ M‑Tu
27 Nisan 5769
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
4 Iyyar 5769
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
5 Iyyar 5769
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Th‑F
28 Iyyar 5769
Jerusalem Day
Sigd  ✡️ Su‑M
29 Cheshvan 5770
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot 2009  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
13 Sh'vat 5769
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
27 Sh'vat 5769
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
11 Adar 5769
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
18 Adar 5769
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
25 Adar 5769
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
10 Nisan 5769
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
4 Av 5769
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
11 Av 5769
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
8 Tishrei 5770
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2009  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   Su‑M
1 Sh'vat 5769
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   M‑W
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5769
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   W‑Th
1 Nisan 5769
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Th‑Sa
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5769
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Sa‑Su
1 Sivan 5769
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Su‑Tu
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5769
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Tu‑W
1 Av 5769
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   W‑F
30 Av - 1 Elul 5769
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Sa‑M
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5770
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   M‑W
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev 5770
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   W‑F
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5770
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar