Jewish Holidays 2019

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 29 and ends at nightfall on Oct 1.

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

Major holidays 2019  ✡️

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 5779
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Sa‑M
6-7 Sivan 5779
Festival of Weeks
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 Su‑Tu
1-2 Tishrei 5780
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Tu‑W
10 Tishrei 5780
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 Su‑Tu
W‑Su
15-21 Tishrei 5780
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ Su‑M
22 Tishrei 5780
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah  ✡️ M‑Tu
23 Tishrei 5780
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah  🕎 Su‑M
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5780
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2019  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 Su‑M
15 Sh'vat 5779
New Year for Trees
Purim Katan  🎭️ M‑Tu
14 Adar I 5779
Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Purim  🎭️📜 W‑Th
14 Adar II 5779
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Th‑F
15 Adar II 5779
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Sa‑Sa
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5779
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Sa‑Su
14 Iyyar 5779
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 W‑Th
18 Iyyar 5779
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Th‑F
15 Av 5779
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Sa‑Su
1 Elul 5779
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 21 Sa
21 Elul 5779
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 2019  ✡️

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   Mar 20 W
13 Adar II 5779
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 19 F
14 Nisan 5779
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 21 Su
18 Tamuz 5779
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ Sa‑Su
10 Av 5779
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Oct 2 W
3 Tishrei 5780
Fast of the Seventh Month

Modern holidays 2019  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaAliyah  🇮🇱 Su‑M
10 Nisan 5779
Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ W‑Th
27 Nisan 5779
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
3 Iyyar 5779
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 W‑Th
4 Iyyar 5779
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Sa‑Su
28 Iyyar 5779
Jerusalem Day
Yom HaAliyah School Observance  🇮🇱 Tu
7 Cheshvan 5780
Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
Sigd  ✡️ Tu‑W
29 Cheshvan 5780
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot 2019  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
13 Sh'vat 5779
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
25 Adar I 5779
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
9 Adar II 5779
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
23 Adar II 5779
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
1 Nisan 5779
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
8 Nisan 5779
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
9 Av 5779
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
16 Av 5779
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
6 Tishrei 5780
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2019  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   Su‑M
1 Sh'vat 5779
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar I   M‑W
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar I 5779
Start of month of Adar I (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II   W‑F
30 Adar I - 1 Adar II 5779
Start of month of Adar II (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   F‑Sa
1 Nisan 5779
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Sa‑M
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5779
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   M‑Tu
1 Sivan 5779
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Tu‑Th
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5779
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Th‑F
1 Av 5779
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   F‑Su
30 Av - 1 Elul 5779
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   M‑W
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5780
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   W‑F
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev 5780
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   F‑Su
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5780
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar