Jewish Holidays 2014

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 24 and ends at nightfall on Sep 26.

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

Major holidays 2014  ✡️

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 5774
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 5774
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 5775
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ F‑Sa
10 Tishrei 5775
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 W‑Th *
F‑W
15-21 Tishrei 5775
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ W‑Th *
22 Tishrei 5775
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 Tu‑W
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5775
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2014  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 W‑Th
15 Sh'vat 5774
New Year for Trees
Purim Katan  🎭️ Th‑F
14 Adar I 5774
Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Purim  🎭️📜 Sa‑Su
14 Adar II 5774
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Su‑M
15 Adar II 5774
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Tu‑Tu
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5774
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Tu‑W
14 Iyyar 5774
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 Sa‑Su
18 Iyyar 5774
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Su‑M
15 Av 5774
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Tu‑W
1 Elul 5774
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 20 Sa
25 Elul 5774
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 2014  ✡️

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 13 Th
11 Adar II 5774
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 14 M
14 Nisan 5774
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 15 Tu
17 Tamuz 5774
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ M‑Tu
9 Av 5774
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 28 Su
4 Tishrei 5775
Fast of the Seventh Month

Modern holidays 2014  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ Su‑M
28 Nisan 5774
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Su‑M
5 Iyyar 5774
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
6 Iyyar 5774
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
28 Iyyar 5774
Jerusalem Day
Sigd  ✡️ F‑Sa
29 Cheshvan 5775
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot 2014  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
10 Sh'vat 5774
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
29 Adar I 5774
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
13 Adar II 5774
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
20 Adar II 5774
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
27 Adar II 5774
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
12 Nisan 5774
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
6 Av 5774
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
13 Av 5774
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
3 Tishrei 5775
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2014  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   W‑Th
1 Sh'vat 5774
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar I   Th‑Sa
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar I 5774
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 5774
Start of month of Adar II (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   M‑Tu
1 Nisan 5774
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Tu‑Th
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5774
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Th‑F
1 Sivan 5774
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   F‑Su
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5774
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Su‑M
1 Av 5774
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   M‑W
30 Av - 1 Elul 5774
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Th‑Sa
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5775
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   Sa‑Su
1 Kislev 5775
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   Su‑Tu
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5775
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar