Jewish Holidays 2026

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 11 and ends at nightfall on Sep 13.

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  🫓 W‑Th
F‑Tu
Tu‑W
15-21 Nisan 5786
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Th‑F
6 Sivan 5786
Festival of Weeks
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 F‑Su
1-2 Tishrei 5787
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ Su‑M
10 Tishrei 5787
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 F‑Sa
Su‑F
15-21 Tishrei 5787
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ F‑Sa
22 Tishrei 5787
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 F‑Sa
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5787
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 Su‑M
15 Sh'vat 5786
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 M‑Tu
14 Adar 5786
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Tu‑W
15 Adar 5786
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Th‑Th
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5786
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Th‑F
14 Iyyar 5786
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 M‑Tu
18 Iyyar 5786
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Tu‑W
15 Av 5786
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Th‑F
1 Elul 5786
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 5 Sa
23 Elul 5786
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   Mar 2 M
13 Adar 5786
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 1 W
14 Nisan 5786
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 2 Th
17 Tamuz 5786
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ W‑Th
9 Av 5786
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 14 M
3 Tishrei 5787
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 20 Su
10 Tevet 5787
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaAliyah  🇮🇱 F‑Sa
10 Nisan 5786
Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ M‑Tu
27 Nisan 5786
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
4 Iyyar 5786
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
5 Iyyar 5786
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Th‑F
28 Iyyar 5786
Jerusalem Day
Yom HaAliyah School Observance  🇮🇱 Su
7 Cheshvan 5787
Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
Sigd  ✡️ Su‑M
29 Cheshvan 5787
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
13 Sh'vat 5786
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
27 Sh'vat 5786
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
11 Adar 5786
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
18 Adar 5786
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
25 Adar 5786
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
10 Nisan 5786
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
4 Av 5786
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
11 Av 5786
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
8 Tishrei 5787
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   Su‑M
1 Sh'vat 5786
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   M‑W
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5786
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   W‑Th
1 Nisan 5786
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Th‑Sa
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5786
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Sa‑Su
1 Sivan 5786
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   Su‑Tu
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5786
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Tu‑W
1 Av 5786
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   W‑F
30 Av - 1 Elul 5786
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Sa‑M
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5787
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   M‑W
30 Cheshvan - 1 Kislev 5787
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   W‑F
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5787
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar