Jewish Holidays 2025-2026 (Hebrew year 5786)

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 22 and ends at nightfall on Sep 24.

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

Major holidays 5786  ✡️

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  🍏🍯 , 2025 M‑W
1-2 Tishrei
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ , 2025 W‑Th
10 Tishrei
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 , 2025 M‑W
, 2025 Th‑M
15-21 Tishrei
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ , 2025 M‑Tu
22 Tishrei
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah  ✡️ , 2025 Tu‑W
23 Tishrei
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah  🕎 , 2025 Su‑M
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
Pesach  🫓🍷 , 2026 W‑F
, 2026 Sa‑Tu
, 2026 Tu‑Th
15-22 Nisan
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 , 2026 Th‑Sa
6-7 Sivan
Festival of Weeks
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ , 2026 W‑Th
9 Av
The Ninth of Av
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Minor holidays 5786  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 , 2026 Su‑M
15 Sh'vat
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 , 2026 M‑Tu
14 Adar
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 , 2026 Tu‑W
15 Adar
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   , 2026 Th‑Th
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ , 2026 Th‑F
14 Iyyar
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 , 2026 M‑Tu
18 Iyyar
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ , 2026 Tu‑W
15 Av
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 , 2026 Th‑F
1 Elul
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 5, 2026 Sa
23 Elul
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 5786  ✡️

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   Sep 25, 2025 Th
3 Tishrei
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 30, 2025 Tu
10 Tevet
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 2, 2026 M
13 Adar
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 1, 2026 W
14 Nisan
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 2, 2026 Th
17 Tamuz
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple

Modern holidays 5786  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaAliyah School Observance  🇮🇱 Oct 29, 2025 W
7 Cheshvan
Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day  🇮🇱 , 2025 Su‑M
12 Cheshvan
Commemorates the life of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Ben-Gurion Day  🇮🇱 , 2025 Tu‑W
6 Kislev
Commemorates the life and vision of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
Family Day  🇮🇱 , 2026 M‑Tu
30 Sh'vat
Yom HaMishpacha, a day to honor the family unit, as a whole, and its centrality to our lives
Herzl Day  🇮🇱 , 2026 Su‑M
10 Iyyar
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Theodor Herzl
Jabotinsky Day  🇮🇱 , 2026 M‑Tu
29 Tamuz
Commemorates the life and vision of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky
Sigd  ✡️ , 2025 W‑Th
29 Cheshvan
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur
Yom HaAliyah  🇮🇱 , 2026 F‑Sa
10 Nisan
Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ , 2026 M‑Tu
27 Nisan
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 , 2026 M‑Tu
4 Iyyar
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 , 2026 Tu‑W
5 Iyyar
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 , 2026 Th‑F
28 Iyyar
Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot 5786  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shuva   , 2025 F‑Sa
5 Tishrei
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat Shirah   , 2026 F‑Sa
13 Sh'vat
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   , 2026 F‑Sa
27 Sh'vat
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   , 2026 F‑Sa
11 Adar
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   , 2026 F‑Sa
18 Adar
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   , 2026 F‑Sa
25 Adar
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   , 2026 F‑Sa
10 Nisan
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   , 2026 F‑Sa
4 Av
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   , 2026 F‑Sa
11 Av
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

Rosh Chodesh 5786  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   , 2025 Tu‑Th
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   , 2025 Th‑F
1 Kislev
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   , 2025 F‑Su
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   , 2026 Su‑M
1 Sh'vat
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   , 2026 M‑W
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   , 2026 W‑Th
1 Nisan
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   , 2026 Th‑Sa
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   , 2026 Sa‑Su
1 Sivan
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   , 2026 Su‑Tu
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   , 2026 Tu‑W
1 Av
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   , 2026 W‑F
30 Av - 1 Elul
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar