Jewish Holidays 2012

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 16 and ends at nightfall on Sep 18.

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

Major holidays 2012  ✡️

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  🫓 F‑Sa *
Su‑Th
Th‑F
15-21 Nisan 5772
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Sa‑Su *
6 Sivan 5772
Festival of Weeks
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 Su‑Tu
1-2 Tishrei 5773
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Tu‑W
10 Tishrei 5773
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 Su‑M *
Tu‑Su
15-21 Tishrei 5773
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ Su‑M *
22 Tishrei 5773
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 Sa‑Su
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5773
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2012  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 Tu‑W
15 Sh'vat 5772
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 W‑Th
14 Adar 5772
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Th‑F
15 Adar 5772
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Sa‑Sa
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5772
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Sa‑Su
14 Iyyar 5772
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 W‑Th
18 Iyyar 5772
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Th‑F
15 Av 5772
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Sa‑Su
1 Elul 5772
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 8 Sa
21 Elul 5772
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 2012  ✡️

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 5 Th
10 Tevet 5772
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 7 W
13 Adar 5772
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 6 F
14 Nisan 5772
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 8 Su
18 Tamuz 5772
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ Sa‑Su
10 Av 5772
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 19 W
3 Tishrei 5773
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 23 Su
10 Tevet 5773
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 2012  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ W‑Th
27 Nisan 5772
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
3 Iyyar 5772
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 W‑Th
4 Iyyar 5772
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Sa‑Su
28 Iyyar 5772
Jerusalem Day
Sigd  ✡️ Tu‑W
29 Cheshvan 5773
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot 2012  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
11 Sh'vat 5772
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
25 Sh'vat 5772
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
9 Adar 5772
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
23 Adar 5772
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
1 Nisan 5772
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
8 Nisan 5772
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
9 Av 5772
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
16 Av 5772
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
6 Tishrei 5773
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2012  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   Tu‑W
1 Sh'vat 5772
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   W‑F
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5772
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   F‑Sa
1 Nisan 5772
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Sa‑M
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5772
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   M‑Tu
1 Sivan 5772
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Tu‑Th
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5772
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Th‑F
1 Av 5772
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   F‑Su
30 Av - 1 Elul 5772
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   M‑W
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5773
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   W‑Th
1 Kislev 5773
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   Th‑F
1 Tevet 5773
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar