Jewish Holidays 5778-5783

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays as observed in the Diaspora. 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 9 and ends at nightfall on Sep 11.

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

Holiday
5778
2017‑2018
5779
2018‑2019
5780
2019‑2020
5781
2020‑2021
5782
2021‑2022
5783
2022‑2023
Rosh Hashana W‑F Su‑Tu Su‑Tu F‑Su M‑W Su‑Tu
Yom Kippur F‑Sa Tu‑W Tu‑W Su‑M W‑Th Tu‑W
Sukkot W‑F
Sa‑W
Su‑Tu
W‑Su
Su‑Tu
W‑Su
F‑Su
M‑F
M‑W
Th‑M
Su‑Tu
W‑Su
Shmini Atzeret W‑Th Su‑M Su‑M F‑Sa M‑Tu Su‑M
Simchat Torah Th‑F M‑Tu M‑Tu Sa‑Su Tu‑W M‑Tu
Chanukah Tu‑W Su‑M Su‑M Th‑F Su‑M Su‑M
Purim W‑Th W‑Th M‑Tu Th‑F W‑Th M‑Tu
Pesach F‑Su
M‑Th
Th‑Sa
F‑Su
M‑Th
Th‑Sa
W‑F
Sa‑Tu
Tu‑Th
Sa‑M
Tu‑F
F‑Su
F‑Su
M‑Th
Th‑Sa
W‑F
Sa‑Tu
Tu‑Th
Shavuot Sa‑M Sa‑M Th‑Sa Su‑Tu Sa‑M Th‑Sa
Tish’a B’Av Sa‑Su Sa‑Su W‑Th Sa‑Su Sa‑Su W‑Th

Minor holidays  ✡️

Holiday
5778
2017‑2018
5779
2018‑2019
5780
2019‑2020
5781
2020‑2021
5782
2021‑2022
5783
2022‑2023
Chag HaBanot Su‑M F‑Sa F‑Sa Tu‑W F‑Sa F‑Sa
Tu BiShvat Tu‑W Su‑M Su‑M W‑Th Su‑M Su‑M
Shushan Purim Th‑F Th‑F Tu‑W F‑Sa Th‑F Tu‑W
Days of the Omer Sa‑Sa Sa‑Sa Th‑Th Su‑Su Sa‑Sa Th‑Th
Pesach Sheni Sa‑Su Sa‑Su Th‑F Su‑M Sa‑Su Th‑F
Lag BaOmer W‑Th W‑Th M‑Tu Th‑F W‑Th M‑Tu
Tu B’Av Th‑F Th‑F Tu‑W F‑Sa Th‑F Tu‑W
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot Sa‑Su Sa‑Su Th‑F Su‑M Sa‑Su Th‑F
Leil Selichot Sep 1 Sa Sep 21 Sa Sep 12 Sa Aug 28 Sa Sep 17 Sa Sep 9 Sa
Purim Katan M‑Tu M‑Tu
Shushan Purim Katan Tu‑W Tu‑W
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.

Holiday
5778
2017‑2018
5779
2018‑2019
5780
2019‑2020
5781
2020‑2021
5782
2021‑2022
5783
2022‑2023
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 24 Su Sep 12 W Oct 2 W Sep 21 M Sep 9 Th Sep 28 W
Asara B’Tevet Dec 28 Th Dec 18 Tu Jan 7 Tu Dec 25 F Dec 14 Tu Jan 3 Tu
Ta’anit Esther Feb 28 W Mar 20 W Mar 9 M Feb 25 Th Mar 16 W Mar 6 M
Ta’anit Bechorot Mar 30 F Apr 19 F Apr 8 W Mar 25 Th Apr 15 F Apr 5 W
Tzom Tammuz Jul 1 Su Jul 21 Su Jul 9 Th Jun 27 Su Jul 17 Su Jul 6 Th

Modern holidays  🇮🇱

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

Holiday
5778
2017‑2018
5779
2018‑2019
5780
2019‑2020
5781
2020‑2021
5782
2021‑2022
5783
2022‑2023
Yom HaAliyah School Observance Oct 27 F Oct 16 Tu Nov 5 Tu Oct 25 Su Oct 13 W Nov 1 Tu
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day Tu‑W Sa‑Su Sa‑Su W‑Th Su‑M Sa‑Su
Ben-Gurion Day Sa‑Su Tu‑W Tu‑W Sa‑Su Tu‑W Tu‑W
Family Day W‑Th M‑Tu M‑Tu Th‑F M‑Tu M‑Tu
Herzl Day Tu‑W Tu‑W Su‑M W‑Th Tu‑W Su‑M
Jabotinsky Day W‑Th W‑Th M‑Tu Th‑F W‑Th M‑Tu
Sigd F‑Sa Tu‑W Tu‑W Su‑M W‑Th Tu‑W
Yom HaAliyah Su‑M Su‑M F‑Sa M‑Tu Su‑M F‑Sa
Yom HaShoah W‑Th W‑Th M‑Tu W‑Th W‑Th M‑Tu
Yom HaZikaron Tu‑W Tu‑W M‑Tu Tu‑W Tu‑W M‑Tu
Yom HaAtzma’ut W‑Th W‑Th Tu‑W W‑Th W‑Th Tu‑W
Yom Yerushalayim Sa‑Su Sa‑Su Th‑F Su‑M Sa‑Su Th‑F

Special Shabbatot  🕍

Holiday
5778
2017‑2018
5779
2018‑2019
5780
2019‑2020
5781
2020‑2021
5782
2021‑2022
5783
2022‑2023
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.

Holiday
5778
2017‑2018
5779
2018‑2019
5780
2019‑2020
5781
2020‑2021
5782
2021‑2022
5783
2022‑2023
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Th‑Sa M‑W M‑W Sa‑M Tu‑Th M‑W
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Sa‑Su W‑F W‑F M‑Tu Th‑F W‑F
Rosh Chodesh Tevet Su‑Tu F‑Su F‑Su Tu‑W F‑Su F‑Su
Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat Tu‑W Su‑M Su‑M W‑Th Su‑M Su‑M
Rosh Chodesh Adar W‑F M‑W Th‑Sa M‑W
Rosh Chodesh Adar I M‑W M‑W
Rosh Chodesh Adar II W‑F W‑F
Rosh Chodesh Nisan F‑Sa F‑Sa W‑Th Sa‑Su F‑Sa W‑Th
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar Sa‑M Sa‑M Th‑Sa Su‑Tu Sa‑M Th‑Sa
Rosh Chodesh Sivan M‑Tu M‑Tu Sa‑Su Tu‑W M‑Tu Sa‑Su
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Tu‑Th Tu‑Th Su‑Tu W‑F Tu‑Th Su‑Tu
Rosh Chodesh Av Th‑F Th‑F Tu‑W F‑Sa Th‑F Tu‑W
Rosh Chodesh Elul F‑Su F‑Su W‑F Sa‑M F‑Su W‑F