Jewish Holidays 2020

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 18 and ends at nightfall on Sep 20.

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

Major holidays 2020  ✡️

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  🫓🍷 W‑F
Sa‑Tu
Tu‑Th
15-22 Nisan 5780
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Th‑Sa
6-7 Sivan 5780
Festival of Weeks
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ W‑Th
9 Av 5780
The Ninth of Av
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 F‑Su
1-2 Tishrei 5781
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Su‑M
10 Tishrei 5781
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 F‑Su
M‑F
15-21 Tishrei 5781
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ F‑Sa
22 Tishrei 5781
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah  ✡️ Sa‑Su
23 Tishrei 5781
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah  🕎 Th‑F
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5781
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2020  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 Su‑M
15 Sh'vat 5780
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 M‑Tu
14 Adar 5780
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Tu‑W
15 Adar 5780
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Th‑Th
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5780
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Th‑F
14 Iyyar 5780
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 M‑Tu
18 Iyyar 5780
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Tu‑W
15 Av 5780
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Th‑F
1 Elul 5780
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 12 Sa
23 Elul 5780
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 2020  ✡️

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
Asara B'Tevet   Jan 7 Tu
10 Tevet 5780
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 9 M
13 Adar 5780
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 8 W
14 Nisan 5780
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 9 Th
17 Tamuz 5780
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 21 M
3 Tishrei 5781
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 25 F
10 Tevet 5781
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 2020  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Family Day  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
30 Sh'vat 5780
Yom HaMishpacha, a day to honor the family unit, as a whole, and its centrality to our lives
Herzl Day  🇮🇱 Su‑M
10 Iyyar 5780
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Theodor Herzl
Jabotinsky Day  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
29 Tamuz 5780
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky
Yom HaAliyah School Observance  🇮🇱 Oct 25 Su
7 Cheshvan 5781
Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day  🇮🇱 W‑Th
11 Cheshvan 5781
Commemorates the life of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Ben-Gurion Day  🇮🇱 Sa‑Su
6 Kislev 5781
Commemorates the life and vision of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
Yom HaAliyah  🇮🇱 F‑Sa
10 Nisan 5780
Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ M‑Tu
27 Nisan 5780
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
4 Iyyar 5780
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
5 Iyyar 5780
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Th‑F
28 Iyyar 5780
Jerusalem Day
Sigd  ✡️ Su‑M
29 Cheshvan 5781
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot 2020  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
13 Sh'vat 5780
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
27 Sh'vat 5780
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
11 Adar 5780
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
18 Adar 5780
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
25 Adar 5780
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
10 Nisan 5780
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
4 Av 5780
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
11 Av 5780
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
8 Tishrei 5781
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2020  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   Su‑M
1 Sh'vat 5780
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   M‑W
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5780
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   W‑Th
1 Nisan 5780
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Th‑Sa
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5780
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Sa‑Su
1 Sivan 5780
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Su‑Tu
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5780
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Tu‑W
1 Av 5780
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   W‑F
30 Av - 1 Elul 5780
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Sa‑M
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5781
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   M‑Tu
1 Kislev 5781
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   Tu‑W
1 Tevet 5781
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar