Jewish Holidays 2015

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 13 and ends at nightfall on Sep 15.

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

Major holidays 2015  ✡️

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 5775
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 5775
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 5776
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Tu‑W
10 Tishrei 5776
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 Su‑M *
Tu‑Su
15-21 Tishrei 5776
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ Su‑M *
22 Tishrei 5776
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 Su‑M
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5776
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2015  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 Tu‑W
15 Sh'vat 5775
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 W‑Th
14 Adar 5775
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Th‑F
15 Adar 5775
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Sa‑Sa
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5775
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Sa‑Su
14 Iyyar 5775
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 W‑Th
18 Iyyar 5775
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Th‑F
15 Av 5775
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Sa‑Su
1 Elul 5775
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 5 Sa
21 Elul 5775
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 2015  ✡️

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 1 Th
10 Tevet 5775
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 4 W
13 Adar 5775
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 3 F
14 Nisan 5775
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 5 Su
18 Tamuz 5775
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ Sa‑Su
10 Av 5775
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 16 W
3 Tishrei 5776
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 22 Tu
10 Tevet 5776
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 2015  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ W‑Th
27 Nisan 5775
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
3 Iyyar 5775
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 W‑Th
4 Iyyar 5775
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Sa‑Su
28 Iyyar 5775
Jerusalem Day
Sigd  ✡️ Tu‑W
29 Cheshvan 5776
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot 2015  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
11 Sh'vat 5775
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
25 Sh'vat 5775
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
9 Adar 5775
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
23 Adar 5775
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
1 Nisan 5775
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
8 Nisan 5775
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
9 Av 5775
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
16 Av 5775
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
6 Tishrei 5776
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2015  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   Tu‑W
1 Sh'vat 5775
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   W‑F
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5775
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   F‑Sa
1 Nisan 5775
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Sa‑M
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5775
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   M‑Tu
1 Sivan 5775
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Tu‑Th
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5775
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Th‑F
1 Av 5775
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   F‑Su
30 Av - 1 Elul 5775
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   M‑W
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5776
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   W‑F
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev 5776
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   F‑Su
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5776
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar