Jewish Holidays 2011

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 28 and ends at nightfall on Sep 30.

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

Major holidays 2011  ✡️

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  🫓 M‑Tu *
W‑Su
Su‑M
15-21 Nisan 5771
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Tu‑W *
6 Sivan 5771
Festival of Weeks
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 W‑F
1-2 Tishrei 5772
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ F‑Sa
10 Tishrei 5772
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 W‑Th *
F‑W
15-21 Tishrei 5772
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ W‑Th *
22 Tishrei 5772
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 Tu‑W
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5772
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2011  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 W‑Th
15 Sh'vat 5771
New Year for Trees
Purim Katan  🎭️ Th‑F
14 Adar I 5771
Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Purim  🎭️📜 Sa‑Su
14 Adar II 5771
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Su‑M
15 Adar II 5771
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Tu‑Tu
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5771
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Tu‑W
14 Iyyar 5771
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 Sa‑Su
18 Iyyar 5771
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Su‑M
15 Av 5771
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Tu‑W
1 Elul 5771
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 24 Sa
25 Elul 5771
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 2011  ✡️

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
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 17 Th
11 Adar II 5771
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 18 M
14 Nisan 5771
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 19 Tu
17 Tamuz 5771
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ M‑Tu
9 Av 5771
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Oct 2 Su
4 Tishrei 5772
Fast of the Seventh Month

Modern holidays 2011  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ Su‑M
28 Nisan 5771
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Su‑M
5 Iyyar 5771
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
6 Iyyar 5771
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
28 Iyyar 5771
Jerusalem Day
Sigd  ✡️ F‑Sa
29 Cheshvan 5772
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot 2011  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
10 Sh'vat 5771
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
29 Adar I 5771
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
13 Adar II 5771
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
20 Adar II 5771
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
27 Adar II 5771
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
12 Nisan 5771
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
6 Av 5771
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
13 Av 5771
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
3 Tishrei 5772
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2011  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   W‑Th
1 Sh'vat 5771
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar I   Th‑Sa
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar I 5771
Start of month of Adar I (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II   Sa‑M
30 Adar I - 1 Adar II 5771
Start of month of Adar II (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   M‑Tu
1 Nisan 5771
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Tu‑Th
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5771
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Th‑F
1 Sivan 5771
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   F‑Su
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5771
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Su‑M
1 Av 5771
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   M‑W
30 Av - 1 Elul 5771
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Th‑Sa
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5772
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   Sa‑Su
1 Kislev 5772
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   Su‑Tu
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5772
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar