Jewish Holidays 2013-2014 (Hebrew year 5774)

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 4 and ends at nightfall on Sep 6.

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

Major holidays 5774  ✡️

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  🍏🍯 , 2013 W‑F
1-2 Tishrei
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ , 2013 F‑Sa
10 Tishrei
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 , 2013 W‑Th *
, 2013 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  ✡️ , 2013 W‑Th *
22 Tishrei
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 , 2013 W‑Th
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
Pesach  🫓 , 2014 M‑Tu *
, 2014 W‑Su
, 2014 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  ⛰️🌸 , 2014 Tu‑W *
6 Sivan
Festival of Weeks
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ , 2014 M‑Tu
9 Av
The Ninth of Av
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Minor holidays 5774  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 , 2014 W‑Th
15 Sh'vat
New Year for Trees
Purim Katan  🎭️ , 2014 Th‑F
14 Adar I
Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Shushan Purim Katan  🎭️ , 2014 F‑Sa
15 Adar I
Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years in Jerusalem and walled cities
Purim  🎭️📜 , 2014 Sa‑Su
14 Adar II
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 , 2014 Su‑M
15 Adar II
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   , 2014 Tu‑Tu
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ , 2014 Tu‑W
14 Iyyar
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 , 2014 Sa‑Su
18 Iyyar
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ , 2014 Su‑M
15 Av
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 , 2014 Tu‑W
1 Elul
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 20, 2014 Sa
25 Elul
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 5774  ✡️

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 8, 2013 Su
4 Tishrei
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 13, 2013 F
10 Tevet
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 13, 2014 Th
11 Adar II
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 14, 2014 M
14 Nisan
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 15, 2014 Tu
17 Tamuz
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple

Modern holidays 5774  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day  🇮🇱 , 2013 Tu‑W
12 Cheshvan
Commemorates the life of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Sigd  ✡️ , 2013 F‑Sa
29 Cheshvan
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur
Ben-Gurion Day  🇮🇱 , 2013 Sa‑Su
7 Kislev
Commemorates the life and vision of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
Family Day  🇮🇱 , 2014 Th‑F
30 Sh'vat
Yom HaMishpacha, a day to honor the family unit, as a whole, and its centrality to our lives
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ , 2014 Su‑M
28 Nisan
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 , 2014 Su‑M
5 Iyyar
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 , 2014 M‑Tu
6 Iyyar
Israeli Independence Day
Herzl Day  🇮🇱 , 2014 Sa‑Su
11 Iyyar
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Theodor Herzl
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 , 2014 Tu‑W
28 Iyyar
Jerusalem Day
Jabotinsky Day  🇮🇱 , 2014 Sa‑Su
29 Tamuz
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky

Special Shabbatot 5774  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shuva   , 2013 F‑Sa
3 Tishrei
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat Shirah   , 2014 F‑Sa
10 Sh'vat
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   , 2014 F‑Sa
29 Adar I
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   , 2014 F‑Sa
13 Adar II
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   , 2014 F‑Sa
20 Adar II
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   , 2014 F‑Sa
27 Adar II
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   , 2014 F‑Sa
12 Nisan
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   , 2014 F‑Sa
6 Av
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   , 2014 F‑Sa
13 Av
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

Rosh Chodesh 5774  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   , 2013 Th‑Sa
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   , 2013 Sa‑M
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   , 2013 M‑W
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   , 2014 W‑Th
1 Sh'vat
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar I   , 2014 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   , 2014 Sa‑M
30 Adar I - 1 Adar II
Start of month of Adar II (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   , 2014 M‑Tu
1 Nisan
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   , 2014 Tu‑Th
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   , 2014 Th‑F
1 Sivan
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   , 2014 F‑Su
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   , 2014 Su‑M
1 Av
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   , 2014 M‑W
30 Av - 1 Elul
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar