Jewish Holidays 5788-5793

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 20 and ends at nightfall on Sep 22.

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.

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

Minor holidays  ✡️

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Chag HaBanot W‑Th Su‑M Th‑F W‑Th Su‑M Th‑F
Tu BiShvat F‑Sa Tu‑W F‑Sa F‑Sa Tu‑W F‑Sa
Shushan Purim Su‑M Th‑F Tu‑W Su‑M Th‑F Tu‑W
Days of the Omer Tu‑Tu Sa‑Sa Th‑Th Tu‑Tu Sa‑Sa Th‑Th
Pesach Sheni Tu‑W Sa‑Su Th‑F Tu‑W Sa‑Su Th‑F
Lag BaOmer Sa‑Su W‑Th M‑Tu Sa‑Su W‑Th M‑Tu
Tu B’Av Su‑M Th‑F Tu‑W Su‑M Th‑F Tu‑W
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot Tu‑W Sa‑Su Th‑F Tu‑W Sa‑Su Th‑F
Leil Selichot Sep 16 Sa Sep 1 Sa Sep 21 Sa Sep 13 Sa Aug 28 Sa Sep 17 Sa
Purim Katan Sa‑Su Sa‑Su
Shushan Purim Katan Su‑M Su‑M

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 Oct 4 M Sep 24 Su Sep 12 W Sep 30 M Sep 21 Su Sep 8 W
Asara B’Tevet Jan 9 Su Dec 28 Th Dec 16 Su Jan 5 Su Dec 25 Th Dec 12 Su
Ta’anit Esther Mar 9 Th Feb 28 W Mar 18 M Mar 6 Th Feb 25 W Mar 14 M
Ta’anit Bechorot Apr 10 M Mar 30 F Apr 17 W Apr 7 M Mar 26 F Apr 13 W
Tzom Tammuz Jul 11 Tu Jul 1 Su Jul 18 Th Jul 8 Tu Jun 27 Su Jul 14 Th

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 7 Su Oct 27 F Oct 16 Tu Nov 3 Su Oct 24 F Oct 12 Tu
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day W‑Th Tu‑W Sa‑Su W‑Th Tu‑W Sa‑Su
Ben-Gurion Day Su‑M Sa‑Su M‑Tu Su‑M Sa‑Su M‑Tu
Family Day Sa‑Su W‑Th Sa‑Su Sa‑Su W‑Th Sa‑Su
Herzl Day Sa‑Su Tu‑W Su‑M Sa‑Su Tu‑W Su‑M
Jabotinsky Day Sa‑Su W‑Th M‑Tu Sa‑Su W‑Th M‑Tu
Sigd Su‑M F‑Sa Tu‑W Su‑M F‑Sa Tu‑W
Yom HaAliyah W‑Th Su‑M F‑Sa W‑Th Su‑M F‑Sa
Yom HaShoah Su‑M W‑Th M‑Tu Su‑M W‑Th M‑Tu
Yom HaZikaron Su‑M Tu‑W M‑Tu Su‑M Tu‑W M‑Tu
Yom HaAtzma’ut M‑Tu W‑Th Tu‑W M‑Tu W‑Th Tu‑W
Yom Yerushalayim Tu‑W Sa‑Su Th‑F Tu‑W Sa‑Su Th‑F

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