We’re pleased to offer support for French transliterations of holidays and other event titles, courtesy Marc Neiger.
To use the new feature, go to https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal and select French – français from the Event titles drop-down menu, then click on Create Calendar.
We’re pleased to offer support for Finnish transliterations of holidays and other event titles, courtesy Petteri Hjort.
To use the new feature, go to https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal and select Finnish – Soumalainen from the Event titles drop-down menu, then click on Create Calendar.
As many have noted, the first day of Chanukah coincided with Christmas this year (December 25, 2016).
This happens approximately three times each century. Prior to this year, the most recent occurrence was in 1978, and the next time this will happen will be in 2027.
For completeness, here are the co-occurrences of the first day of Chanukah and Christmas during the past 400 years:
And here are the next two hundred years:
Users of hebcal for UNIX can verify this for themselves using a command like the following:
./hebcal --years 600 1617 | \
grep 'Chanukah: 1 Candle' | \
grep '^12/24' | \
cut -c 7-10
We’ve added a new modern holiday, Yom HaAliyah (יום העלייה). Yom HaAliyah recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel.
More info from Wikipedia:
Yom HaAliyah (Aliyah Day) (Hebrew: יום העליה) is an Israeli national holiday celebrated annually on the seventh of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, to commemorate the historic events which happened on the tenth of the Hebrew month of Nisan (Hebrew: י’ ניסן). The holiday was established to acknowledge Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish state, as a core value of the State of Israel, and honor the ongoing contributions of Olim to Israeli society.
The holiday was first observed on 7 Cheshvan 5777 (November 8, 2016).
It’s easy to create a calendar in Hebrew instead of transliterations.
First, go to our custom calendar page at https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal
Next, change the Event titles option from the default (Sephardic transliterations) to Hebrew – עברית.
Then, set up the rest of your options as you desire, and click Create Calendar.
After that, you’ll see the calendar of Jewish holidays, and you will presented with an option to print, download, or subscribe to the calendar.