Jewish Holidays 2019-2020

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for Hebrew Year 5780. 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 29 and ends at nightfall on Oct 1.


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 -, 2019 M‑Tu
Yom Kippur W
Sukkot -, 2019 M‑Tu
-, 2019 W‑Su
Shmini Atzeret M
Simchat Torah Tu
Chanukah -, 2019 M‑M
Purim Tu
Pesach -, 2020 Th‑F
-, 2020 Sa‑Tu
-, 2020 W‑Th
Shavuot -, 2020 F‑Sa
Tish'a B'Av Th

Minor holidays

Tu BiShvat M
Purim Katan
Shushan Purim W
Days of the Omer
Pesach Sheni F
Lag BaOmer Tu
Tu B'Av W
Leil Selichot Sep 12, 2020 Sa

Minor fasts

Tzom Gedaliah Oct 2, 2019 W
Asara B'Tevet Jan 7, 2020 Tu
Ta'anit Esther Mar 9, 2020 M
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 8, 2020 W
Tzom Tammuz Jul 9, 2020 Th

Modern holidays

Yom HaShoah Tu
Yom HaZikaron Tu
Yom HaAtzma'ut W
Yom Yerushalayim F
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 Sa
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat M
Rosh Chodesh Adar Tu
Rosh Chodesh Adar II
Rosh Chodesh Nisan Th
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar F
Rosh Chodesh Sivan Su
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz M
Rosh Chodesh Av W
Rosh Chodesh Elul Th