Jewish Holidays 2013

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 2013  ✡️

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 5773
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 5773
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 5774
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ F‑Sa
10 Tishrei 5774
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 W‑Th *
F‑W
15-21 Tishrei 5774
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ W‑Th *
22 Tishrei 5774
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 W‑Th
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5774
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2013  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 F‑Sa
15 Sh'vat 5773
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 Sa‑Su
14 Adar 5773
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Su‑M
15 Adar 5773
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Tu‑Tu
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5773
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Tu‑W
14 Iyyar 5773
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 Sa‑Su
18 Iyyar 5773
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Su‑M
15 Av 5773
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Tu‑W
1 Elul 5773
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Aug 31 Sa
25 Elul 5773
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 2013  ✡️

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   Feb 21 Th
11 Adar 5773
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Mar 25 M
14 Nisan 5773
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jun 25 Tu
17 Tamuz 5773
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ M‑Tu
9 Av 5773
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 8 Su
4 Tishrei 5774
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 13 F
10 Tevet 5774
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 2013  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ Su‑M
28 Nisan 5773
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Su‑M
5 Iyyar 5773
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
6 Iyyar 5773
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
28 Iyyar 5773
Jerusalem Day
Sigd  ✡️ F‑Sa
29 Cheshvan 5774
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot 2013  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
15 Sh'vat 5773
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
29 Sh'vat 5773
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
13 Adar 5773
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
20 Adar 5773
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
27 Adar 5773
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
12 Nisan 5773
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
6 Av 5773
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
13 Av 5773
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
3 Tishrei 5774
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2013  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   F‑Sa
1 Sh'vat 5773
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   Sa‑M
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5773
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   M‑Tu
1 Nisan 5773
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Tu‑Th
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5773
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Th‑F
1 Sivan 5773
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   F‑Su
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5773
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Su‑M
1 Av 5773
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   M‑W
30 Av - 1 Elul 5773
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Th‑Sa
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5774
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   Sa‑M
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev 5774
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   M‑W
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5774
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar