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.

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
Rosh Hashana , 2025 M‑W
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur , 2025 W‑Th
Day of Atonement
Sukkot , 2025 M‑W
, 2025 Th‑M
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret , 2025 M‑Tu
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah , 2025 Tu‑W
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah , 2025 Su‑M
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
Pesach , 2026 W‑F
, 2026 Sa‑Tu
, 2026 Tu‑Th
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot , 2026 Th‑Sa
Festival of Weeks
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Minor holidays

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat , 2026 Su‑M
New Year for Trees
Purim , 2026 M‑Tu
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim , 2026 Tu‑W
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Pesach Sheni , 2026 Th‑F
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer , 2026 M‑Tu
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av , 2026 Tu‑W
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot , 2026 Th‑F
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot Sep 5, 2026 Sa
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
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 25, 2025 Th
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet Dec 30, 2025 Tu
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther Mar 2, 2026 M
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 1, 2026 W
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz Jul 2, 2026 Th
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av , 2026 W‑Th
The Ninth of Av

Modern holidays

HolidayDates
Yom HaAliyah School Observance , 2025 W
Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
Sigd , 2025 W‑Th
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur
Yom HaAliyah , 2026 F‑Sa
Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoah , 2026 M‑Tu
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron , 2026 M‑Tu
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut , 2026 Tu‑W
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim , 2026 Th‑F
Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot

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

Rosh Chodesh

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