Jewish Holidays 2019-2020 (Hebrew year 5780)

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 Israel holiday schedule. The Diaspora schedule is used by Jews living outside of modern Israel.

Major holidays 5780  ✡️

Dates in bold are yom tov, so they have similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat in the sense that normal “work” is forbidden.

HolidayDates
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 , 2019 Su‑Tu
1-2 Tishrei
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ , 2019 Tu‑W
10 Tishrei
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 , 2019 Su‑M *
, 2019 Tu‑Su
15-21 Tishrei
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ , 2019 Su‑M *
22 Tishrei
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 , 2019 Su‑M
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
Pesach  🫓 , 2020 W‑Th *
, 2020 F‑Tu
, 2020 Tu‑W
15-21 Nisan
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 , 2020 Th‑F *
6 Sivan
Festival of Weeks
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ , 2020 W‑Th
9 Av
The Ninth of Av
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Minor holidays 5780  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 , 2020 Su‑M
15 Sh'vat
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 , 2020 M‑Tu
14 Adar
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 , 2020 Tu‑W
15 Adar
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   , 2020 Th‑Th
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ , 2020 Th‑F
14 Iyyar
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 , 2020 M‑Tu
18 Iyyar
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ , 2020 Tu‑W
15 Av
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 , 2020 Th‑F
1 Elul
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 12, 2020 Sa
23 Elul
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 5780  ✡️

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
Tzom Gedaliah   Oct 2, 2019 W
3 Tishrei
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Jan 7, 2020 Tu
10 Tevet
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 9, 2020 M
13 Adar
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 8, 2020 W
14 Nisan
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 9, 2020 Th
17 Tamuz
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple

Modern holidays 5780  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaAliyah School Observance  🇮🇱 Nov 5, 2019 Tu
7 Cheshvan
Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day  🇮🇱 , 2019 Sa‑Su
12 Cheshvan
Commemorates the life of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Sigd  ✡️ , 2019 Tu‑W
29 Cheshvan
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur
Ben-Gurion Day  🇮🇱 , 2019 Tu‑W
6 Kislev
Commemorates the life and vision of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
Family Day  🇮🇱 , 2020 M‑Tu
30 Sh'vat
Yom HaMishpacha, a day to honor the family unit, as a whole, and its centrality to our lives
Yom HaAliyah  🇮🇱 , 2020 F‑Sa
10 Nisan
Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ , 2020 M‑Tu
27 Nisan
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 , 2020 M‑Tu
4 Iyyar
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 , 2020 Tu‑W
5 Iyyar
Israeli Independence Day
Herzl Day  🇮🇱 , 2020 Su‑M
10 Iyyar
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Theodor Herzl
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 , 2020 Th‑F
28 Iyyar
Jerusalem Day
Jabotinsky Day  🇮🇱 , 2020 M‑Tu
29 Tamuz
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky

Special Shabbatot 5780  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shuva   , 2019 F‑Sa
6 Tishrei
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat Shirah   , 2020 F‑Sa
13 Sh'vat
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   , 2020 F‑Sa
27 Sh'vat
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   , 2020 F‑Sa
11 Adar
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   , 2020 F‑Sa
18 Adar
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   , 2020 F‑Sa
25 Adar
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   , 2020 F‑Sa
10 Nisan
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   , 2020 F‑Sa
4 Av
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   , 2020 F‑Sa
11 Av
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

Rosh Chodesh 5780  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   , 2019 M‑W
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   , 2019 W‑F
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   , 2019 F‑Su
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   , 2020 Su‑M
1 Sh'vat
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   , 2020 M‑W
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   , 2020 W‑Th
1 Nisan
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   , 2020 Th‑Sa
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   , 2020 Sa‑Su
1 Sivan
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   , 2020 Su‑Tu
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   , 2020 Tu‑W
1 Av
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   , 2020 W‑F
30 Av - 1 Elul
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar