Jewish Holidays 2018

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for 2018. 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 9 and ends at nightfall on Sep 11.


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

Minor holidays

Tu BiShvat W
Shushan Purim F
Pesach Sheni Su
Lag BaOmer Th
Tu B'Av F
Leil Selichot Sep 1 Sa

Minor fasts

Ta'anit Esther Feb 28 W
Ta'anit Bechorot Mar 30 F
Tzom Tammuz Jul 1 Su
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 12 W
Asara B'Tevet Dec 18 Tu

Modern holidays

Yom HaShoah Th
Yom HaZikaron W
Yom HaAtzma'ut Th
Yom Yerushalayim Su
Yom HaAliyah Tu
Sigd W

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 W
Rosh Chodesh Adar Th
Rosh Chodesh Nisan Sa
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar Su
Rosh Chodesh Sivan Tu
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz W
Rosh Chodesh Av F
Rosh Chodesh Elul Sa
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Tu
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Th
Rosh Chodesh Tevet Sa