Jewish Holidays 2016-2017

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for Hebrew Year 5777. Each holiday page includes a brief overview of special observances and customs, and any special Torah readings.

All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date specified in the tables below. For example, if the dates for Rosh Hashana were listed as -, then the holiday begins at sundown on Oct 2 and ends at nightfall on Oct 4.


Major holidays

Holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date specified.

Dates in bold are yom tov, so they have similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat in the sense that normal "work" is forbidden.

Rosh Hashana -, 2016 M‑Tu
Yom Kippur W
Sukkot -, 2016 M‑Tu
-, 2016 W‑Su
Shmini Atzeret M
Simchat Torah Tu
Chanukah -, 2017 Su‑Su
Purim Su
Pesach -, 2017 Tu‑W
-, 2017 Th‑Su
-, 2017 M‑Tu
Shavuot -, 2017 W‑Th
Tish'a B'Av Tu

Minor holidays

Tu BiShvat Sa
Purim Katan
Shushan Purim M
Days of the Omer
Pesach Sheni W
Lag BaOmer Su
Tu B'Av M
Leil Selichot Sep 16, 2017 Sa

Minor fasts

Tzom Gedaliah Oct 5, 2016 W
Asara B'Tevet Jan 8, 2017 Su
Ta'anit Esther Mar 9, 2017 Th
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 10, 2017 M
Tzom Tammuz Jul 11, 2017 Tu

Modern holidays

Yom HaShoah M
Yom HaZikaron M
Yom HaAtzma'ut Tu
Yom Yerushalayim W
Yom HaAliyah Tu
Sigd W

Special Shabbatot

Shabbat Shuva Sa
Shabbat Shekalim Sa
Shabbat Zachor Sa
Shabbat Parah Sa
Shabbat HaChodesh Sa
Shabbat HaGadol Sa
Shabbat Chazon Sa
Shabbat Nachamu Sa
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh
Shabbat Machar Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Tu
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Th
Rosh Chodesh Tevet F
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Sa
Rosh Chodesh Adar Su
Rosh Chodesh Adar II
Rosh Chodesh Nisan Tu
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar W
Rosh Chodesh Sivan F
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Sa
Rosh Chodesh Av M
Rosh Chodesh Elul Tu