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   Jewish Holidays - Biblical Feasts - Year 5777/8 - 2017/18


HolidayDatesDescription
   
Rosh HaShannah - Yom TeruahSep 21-22, 2017 Th FrThe Jewish New Year
Yom KippurSep 30, 2017 SaDay of Atonement
SukkotOct 5-6, 2017 Th‑F
Oct 7-11, 2017 Sa‑W
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini AtzeretOct 12, 2017 ThEighth Day of Assembly
Simchat TorahOct 13, 2017 FDay of Celebrating the Torah
ChanukahDec 13-20, 2017 W‑WThe Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
PurimMar 1, 2018 ThPurim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
PesachMar 31-Apr 1, 2018 Sa‑Su
Apr 2-5, 2018 M‑Th
Apr 6-7, 2018 F‑Sa
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
ShavuotMay 20-21, 2018 Su‑MFestival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Tish'a B'AvJul 22, 2018 SuThe Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

 

Minor holidays

HolidayDatesDescription
Tu BiShvatJan 31, 2018 WNew Year for Trees
Purim Katan Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Shushan PurimMar 2, 2018 FPurim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer 7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach SheniApr 29, 2018 SuSecond Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmerMay 3, 2018 Th33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'AvJul 27, 2018 FJewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine's Day
Leil SelichotSep 1, 2018 SaPrayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

 

Minor fasts

HolidayDatesDescription
Tzom GedaliahSep 24, 2017 SuFast of the Seventh Month, commemorates the assassination of the Jewish governor of Judah
Asara B'TevetDec 28, 2017 ThFast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit EstherFeb 28, 2018 WFast of Esther
Ta'anit BechorotMar 30, 2018 FFast of the First Born
Tzom TammuzJul 1, 2018 SuFast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple

 

Modern holidays

HolidayDatesDescription
Yom HaShoahApr 12, 2018 ThHolocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaronApr 18, 2018 WIsraeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'utApr 19, 2018 ThIsraeli Independence Day
Yom YerushalayimMay 13, 2018 SuJerusalem Day
Yom HaAliyahOct 27, 2017 FRecognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
SigdNov 18, 2017 SaEthiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

 

Special Shabbatot

HolidayDatesDescription
Shabbat ShuvaSep 23, 2017 SaShabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat ShekalimFeb 10, 2018 SaShabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat ZachorFeb 24, 2018 SaShabbat before Purim
Shabbat ParahMar 10, 2018 SaShabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodeshMar 17, 2018 SaShabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadolMar 24, 2018 SaShabbat before Pesach
Shabbat ChazonJul 21, 2018 SaShabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat NachamuJul 28, 2018 SaShabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh When Shabbat falls on Rosh Chodesh
Shabbat Machar Chodesh When Shabbat falls the day before Rosh Chodesh

 

Rosh Chodesh

HolidayDatesDescription
Rosh Chodesh CheshvanOct 20, 2017 FBeginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh KislevNov 19, 2017 SuBeginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh TevetDec 18, 2017 MBeginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vatJan 17, 2018 WBeginning of new Hebrew month of Sh'vat
Rosh Chodesh AdarFeb 15, 2018 ThBeginning of new Hebrew month of Adar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II Beginning of new Hebrew month of Adar II (on leap years)
Rosh Chodesh NisanMar 17, 2018 SaBeginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh IyyarApr 15, 2018 SuBeginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh SivanMay 15, 2018 TuBeginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh TamuzJun 13, 2018 WBeginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh AvJul 13, 2018 FBeginning of new Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Chodesh ElulAug 11, 2018 SaBeginning of new Hebrew month of Elul