Jewish Holidays

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays as observed in Israel. Each holiday page includes a brief overview of special observances and customs, and any special Torah readings.

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 15 and ends at nightfall on Sep 17.

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

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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.

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

Minor holidays  ✡️

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Chag HaBanot F‑Sa Tu‑W M‑Tu F‑Sa W‑Th W‑Th
Tu BiShvat Su‑M W‑Th W‑Th Su‑M F‑Sa F‑Sa
Shushan Purim Tu‑W Su‑M F‑Sa Tu‑W Tu‑W Su‑M
Days of the Omer Th‑Th Tu‑Tu Su‑Su Th‑Th Th‑Th Tu‑Tu
Pesach Sheni Th‑F Tu‑W Su‑M Th‑F Th‑F Tu‑W
Lag BaOmer M‑Tu Sa‑Su Th‑F M‑Tu M‑Tu Sa‑Su
Tu B’Av Tu‑W Su‑M F‑Sa Tu‑W Tu‑W Su‑M
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot Th‑F Tu‑W Su‑M Th‑F Th‑F Tu‑W
Leil Selichot Sep 9 Sa Sep 28 Sa Sep 13 Sa Sep 5 Sa Sep 25 Sa Sep 16 Sa
Purim Katan Th‑F Sa‑Su
Shushan Purim Katan F‑Sa Su‑M
Purim Meshulash Sa‑Su

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.

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Tzom Gedaliah Sep 28 W Sep 18 M Oct 6 Su Sep 25 Th Sep 14 M Oct 4 M
Asara B’Tevet Jan 3 Tu Dec 22 F Jan 10 F Dec 30 Tu Dec 20 Su Jan 9 Su
Ta’anit Esther Mar 6 M Mar 21 Th Mar 13 Th Mar 2 M Mar 22 M Mar 9 Th
Ta’anit Bechorot Apr 5 W Apr 22 M Apr 10 Th Apr 1 W Apr 21 W Apr 10 M
Tzom Tammuz Jul 6 Th Jul 23 Tu Jul 13 Su Jul 2 Th Jul 22 Th Jul 11 Tu

Modern holidays  🇮🇱

Modern Israeli holidays are national holidays officially recognized by the Knesset, Israel's parliament.

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Yom HaAliyah School Observance Nov 1 Tu Oct 22 Su Nov 8 F Oct 29 W Oct 18 Su Nov 7 Su
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day Sa‑Su W‑Th Tu‑W Su‑M W‑Th W‑Th
Sigd Tu‑W Su‑M F‑Sa W‑Th Su‑M Su‑M
Ben-Gurion Day Tu‑W Sa‑Su Sa‑Su Tu‑W Su‑M Su‑M
Family Day M‑Tu Th‑F Th‑F M‑Tu Sa‑Su Sa‑Su
Yom HaAliyah F‑Sa W‑Th M‑Tu F‑Sa F‑Sa W‑Th
Yom HaShoah M‑Tu Su‑M W‑Th M‑Tu M‑Tu Su‑M
Yom HaZikaron M‑Tu Su‑M Tu‑W M‑Tu M‑Tu Su‑M
Yom HaAtzma’ut Tu‑W M‑Tu W‑Th Tu‑W Tu‑W M‑Tu
Herzl Day Su‑M Sa‑Su W‑Th Su‑M Su‑M Sa‑Su
Yom Yerushalayim Th‑F Tu‑W Su‑M Th‑F Th‑F Tu‑W
Jabotinsky Day M‑Tu Sa‑Su Th‑F M‑Tu M‑Tu Sa‑Su

Special Shabbatot  🕍

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Shabbat Shuva F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa
Shabbat Shirah F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa
Shabbat Shekalim F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa
Shabbat Zachor F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa
Shabbat Parah F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa
Shabbat HaChodesh F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa
Shabbat HaGadol F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa
Shabbat Chazon F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa
Shabbat Nachamu F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa F‑Sa

Rosh Chodesh  🌒

רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ, transliterated Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh, is a minor holiday that occurs at the beginning of every month in the Hebrew calendar. It is marked by the birth of a new moon.

Note: the first day of Tishrei is not considered Rosh Chodesh. The holiday that occurs on the 1st day of Tishrei is called Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. For the month of Tishrei, the major holiday of Rosh Hashana takes precedence over what would be a minor holiday.

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Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan M‑W Sa‑M Th‑Sa Tu‑Th Sa‑M Sa‑M
Rosh Chodesh Kislev W‑F M‑Tu Sa‑M Th‑F M‑W M‑W
Rosh Chodesh Tevet F‑Su Tu‑W M‑W F‑Su W‑F W‑F
Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat Su‑M W‑Th W‑Th Su‑M F‑Sa F‑Sa
Rosh Chodesh Adar M‑W Th‑Sa M‑W Sa‑M
Rosh Chodesh Adar I Th‑Sa Sa‑M
Rosh Chodesh Adar II Sa‑M M‑W
Rosh Chodesh Nisan W‑Th M‑Tu Sa‑Su W‑Th W‑Th M‑Tu
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar Th‑Sa Tu‑Th Su‑Tu Th‑Sa Th‑Sa Tu‑Th
Rosh Chodesh Sivan Sa‑Su Th‑F Tu‑W Sa‑Su Sa‑Su Th‑F
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Su‑Tu F‑Su W‑F Su‑Tu Su‑Tu F‑Su
Rosh Chodesh Av Tu‑W Su‑M F‑Sa Tu‑W Tu‑W Su‑M
Rosh Chodesh Elul W‑F M‑W Sa‑M W‑F W‑F M‑W