Jewish Holidays 2021

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 6 and ends at nightfall on Sep 8.

Major holidays  ✡️

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  🫓 Sa‑Su
M‑F
F‑Sa
15-21 Nisan 5781
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Su‑M
6 Sivan 5781
Festival of Weeks
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 M‑W
1-2 Tishrei 5782
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ W‑Th
10 Tishrei 5782
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 M‑Tu
W‑M
15-21 Tishrei 5782
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ M‑Tu
22 Tishrei 5782
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 Su‑M
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5782
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 W‑Th
15 Sh'vat 5781
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 Th‑F
14 Adar 5781
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Sa‑Su
16 Adar 5781
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Su‑Su
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5781
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Su‑M
14 Iyyar 5781
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 Th‑F
18 Iyyar 5781
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ F‑Sa
15 Av 5781
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Su‑M
1 Elul 5781
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Aug 28 Sa
20 Elul 5781
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts  ✡️

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   Feb 25 Th
13 Adar 5781
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Mar 25 Th
12 Nisan 5781
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jun 27 Su
17 Tamuz 5781
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ Sa‑Su
9 Av 5781
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 9 Th
3 Tishrei 5782
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 14 Tu
10 Tevet 5782
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaAliyah  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
10 Nisan 5781
Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ W‑Th
26 Nisan 5781
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
2 Iyyar 5781
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 W‑Th
3 Iyyar 5781
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Su‑M
28 Iyyar 5781
Jerusalem Day
Yom HaAliyah School Observance  🇮🇱 W
7 Cheshvan 5782
Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
Sigd  ✡️ W‑Th
29 Cheshvan 5782
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
17 Sh'vat 5781
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
1 Adar 5781
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
8 Adar 5781
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
22 Adar 5781
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
29 Adar 5781
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
14 Nisan 5781
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
8 Av 5781
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
15 Av 5781
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
5 Tishrei 5782
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   W‑Th
1 Sh'vat 5781
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   Th‑Sa
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5781
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   Sa‑Su
1 Nisan 5781
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Su‑Tu
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5781
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Tu‑W
1 Sivan 5781
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   W‑F
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5781
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   F‑Sa
1 Av 5781
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   Sa‑M
30 Av - 1 Elul 5781
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Tu‑Th
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5782
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   Th‑F
1 Kislev 5782
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   F‑Su
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5782
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar