Jewish Holidays 2010-2011 (Hebrew year 5771)

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 8 and ends at nightfall on Sep 10.

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

Major holidays 5771  ✡️

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  🍏🍯 , 2010 W‑F
1-2 Tishrei
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ , 2010 F‑Sa
10 Tishrei
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 , 2010 W‑Th *
, 2010 F‑W
15-21 Tishrei
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ , 2010 W‑Th *
22 Tishrei
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 , 2010 W‑Th
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
Pesach  🫓 , 2011 M‑Tu *
, 2011 W‑Su
, 2011 Su‑M
15-21 Nisan
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 , 2011 Tu‑W *
6 Sivan
Festival of Weeks
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
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Minor holidays 5771  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 , 2011 W‑Th
15 Sh'vat
New Year for Trees
Purim Katan  🎭️ , 2011 Th‑F
14 Adar I
Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Purim  🎭️📜 , 2011 Sa‑Su
14 Adar II
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 , 2011 Su‑M
15 Adar II
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   , 2011 Tu‑Tu
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ , 2011 Tu‑W
14 Iyyar
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 , 2011 Sa‑Su
18 Iyyar
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ , 2011 Su‑M
15 Av
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 , 2011 Tu‑W
1 Elul
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 24, 2011 Sa
25 Elul
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 5771  ✡️

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 12, 2010 Su
4 Tishrei
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 17, 2010 F
10 Tevet
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 17, 2011 Th
11 Adar II
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 18, 2011 M
14 Nisan
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 19, 2011 Tu
17 Tamuz
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ , 2011 M‑Tu
9 Av
The Ninth of Av

Modern holidays 5771  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Sigd  ✡️ , 2010 F‑Sa
29 Cheshvan
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ , 2011 Su‑M
28 Nisan
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 , 2011 Su‑M
5 Iyyar
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 , 2011 M‑Tu
6 Iyyar
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 , 2011 Tu‑W
28 Iyyar
Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot 5771  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shuva   , 2010 F‑Sa
3 Tishrei
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat Shirah   , 2011 F‑Sa
10 Sh'vat
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   , 2011 F‑Sa
29 Adar I
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   , 2011 F‑Sa
13 Adar II
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   , 2011 F‑Sa
20 Adar II
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   , 2011 F‑Sa
27 Adar II
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   , 2011 F‑Sa
12 Nisan
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   , 2011 F‑Sa
6 Av
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   , 2011 F‑Sa
13 Av
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

Rosh Chodesh 5771  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   , 2010 Th‑Sa
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   , 2010 Sa‑M
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   , 2010 M‑W
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   , 2011 W‑Th
1 Sh'vat
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar I   , 2011 Th‑Sa
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar I
Start of month of Adar I (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II   , 2011 Sa‑M
30 Adar I - 1 Adar II
Start of month of Adar II (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   , 2011 M‑Tu
1 Nisan
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   , 2011 Tu‑Th
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   , 2011 Th‑F
1 Sivan
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   , 2011 F‑Su
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   , 2011 Su‑M
1 Av
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   , 2011 M‑W
30 Av - 1 Elul
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar