Jewish Holidays 2018

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 9 and ends at nightfall on Sep 11.

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

Major holidays 2018  ✡️

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‑Su
M‑Th
Th‑Sa
15-22 Nisan 5778
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Sa‑M
6-7 Sivan 5778
Festival of Weeks
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ Sa‑Su
10 Av 5778
The Ninth of Av
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 Su‑Tu
1-2 Tishrei 5779
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Tu‑W
10 Tishrei 5779
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 Su‑Tu
W‑Su
15-21 Tishrei 5779
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ Su‑M
22 Tishrei 5779
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah  ✡️ M‑Tu
23 Tishrei 5779
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah  🕎 Su‑M
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5779
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2018  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 Tu‑W
15 Sh'vat 5778
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 W‑Th
14 Adar 5778
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Th‑F
15 Adar 5778
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Sa‑Sa
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5778
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Sa‑Su
14 Iyyar 5778
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 W‑Th
18 Iyyar 5778
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Th‑F
15 Av 5778
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Sa‑Su
1 Elul 5778
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 1 Sa
21 Elul 5778
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 2018  ✡️

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   Feb 28 W
13 Adar 5778
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Mar 30 F
14 Nisan 5778
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 1 Su
18 Tamuz 5778
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 12 W
3 Tishrei 5779
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 18 Tu
10 Tevet 5779
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 2018  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Family Day  🇮🇱 W‑Th
30 Sh'vat 5778
Yom HaMishpacha, a day to honor the family unit, as a whole, and its centrality to our lives
Herzl Day  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
10 Iyyar 5778
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Theodor Herzl
Jabotinsky Day  🇮🇱 W‑Th
29 Tamuz 5778
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky
Yom HaAliyah School Observance  🇮🇱 Oct 16 Tu
7 Cheshvan 5779
Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day  🇮🇱 Sa‑Su
12 Cheshvan 5779
Commemorates the life of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Ben-Gurion Day  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
6 Kislev 5779
Commemorates the life and vision of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
Yom HaAliyah  🇮🇱 Su‑M
10 Nisan 5778
Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ W‑Th
27 Nisan 5778
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
3 Iyyar 5778
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 W‑Th
4 Iyyar 5778
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Sa‑Su
28 Iyyar 5778
Jerusalem Day
Sigd  ✡️ Tu‑W
29 Cheshvan 5779
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot 2018  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
11 Sh'vat 5778
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
25 Sh'vat 5778
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
9 Adar 5778
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
23 Adar 5778
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
1 Nisan 5778
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
8 Nisan 5778
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
9 Av 5778
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
16 Av 5778
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
6 Tishrei 5779
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2018  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   Tu‑W
1 Sh'vat 5778
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   W‑F
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5778
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   F‑Sa
1 Nisan 5778
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Sa‑M
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5778
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   M‑Tu
1 Sivan 5778
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Tu‑Th
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5778
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Th‑F
1 Av 5778
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   F‑Su
30 Av - 1 Elul 5778
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   M‑W
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5779
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   W‑F
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev 5779
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   F‑Su
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5779
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar