Jewish Holidays 2021

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for 2021. 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 6 and ends at nightfall on Sep 8.


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.

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

Minor holidays

Tu BiShvat Th
Shushan Purim Su
Pesach Sheni M
Lag BaOmer F
Tu B'Av Sa
Leil Selichot Aug 28 Sa

Minor fasts

Ta'anit Esther Feb 25 Th
Ta'anit Bechorot Mar 25 Th
Tzom Tammuz Jun 27 Su
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 9 Th
Asara B'Tevet Dec 14 Tu

Modern holidays

Yom HaShoah Th
Yom HaZikaron W
Yom HaAtzma'ut Th
Yom Yerushalayim M
Yom HaAliyah W
Sigd Th

Special Shabbatot

Shabbat Shekalim Sa
Shabbat Zachor Sa
Shabbat Parah Sa
Shabbat HaChodesh Sa
Shabbat HaGadol Sa
Shabbat Chazon Sa
Shabbat Nachamu Sa
Shabbat Shuva Sa

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Th
Rosh Chodesh Adar F
Rosh Chodesh Nisan Su
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar M
Rosh Chodesh Sivan W
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Th
Rosh Chodesh Av Sa
Rosh Chodesh Elul Su
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan W
Rosh Chodesh Kislev F
Rosh Chodesh Tevet Sa