Jewish Holidays 2017

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for 2017. 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 Sep 20 and ends at nightfall on Sep 22.


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.

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

Minor holidays

Tu BiShvat Sa
Shushan Purim M
Pesach Sheni W
Lag BaOmer Su
Tu B'Av M
Leil Selichot Sep 16 Sa

Minor fasts

Asara B'Tevet Jan 8 Su
Dec 28 Th
Ta'anit Esther Mar 9 Th
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 10 M
Tzom Tammuz Jul 11 Tu
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 24 Su

Modern holidays

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

Special Shabbatot

Shabbat Shekalim Sa
Shabbat Zachor Sa
Shabbat Parah Sa
Shabbat HaChodesh Sa
Shabbat HaGadol Sa
Shabbat Chazon Sa
Shabbat Nachamu Sa
Shabbat Shuva Sa

Rosh Chodesh

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