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


HolidayDatesDescription
     
Rosh HaShannah - Yom Teruah Sep 21-22, 2017 Th Fr The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur Sep 30, 2017 Sa Day of Atonement
Sukkot Oct 5-6, 2017 Th‑F
Oct 7-11, 2017 Sa‑W
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Oct 12, 2017 Th Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Oct 13, 2017 F Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah Dec 13-20, 2017 W‑W The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
Purim Mar 1, 2018 Th Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach Mar 31-Apr 1, 2018 Sa‑Su
Apr 2-5, 2018 M‑Th
Apr 6-7, 2018 F‑Sa
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot May 20-21, 2018 Su‑M Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Tish'a B'Av Jul 22, 2018 Su The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

 

Minor holidays

HolidayDatesDescription
Tu BiShvat Jan 31, 2018 W New Year for Trees
Purim Katan   Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Shushan Purim Mar 2, 2018 F Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni Apr 29, 2018 Su Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer May 3, 2018 Th 33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av Jul 27, 2018 F Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine's Day
Leil Selichot Sep 1, 2018 Sa Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

 

Minor fasts

HolidayDatesDescription
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 24, 2017 Su Fast of the Seventh Month, commemorates the assassination of the Jewish governor of Judah
Asara B'Tevet Dec 28, 2017 Th Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther Feb 28, 2018 W Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot Mar 30, 2018 F Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz Jul 1, 2018 Su Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple

 

Modern holidays

HolidayDatesDescription
Yom HaShoah Apr 12, 2018 Th Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron Apr 18, 2018 W Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut Apr 19, 2018 Th Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim May 13, 2018 Su Jerusalem Day
Yom HaAliyah Oct 27, 2017 F Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Sigd Nov 18, 2017 Sa Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

 

Special Shabbatot

HolidayDatesDescription
Shabbat Shuva Sep 23, 2017 Sa Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat Shekalim Feb 10, 2018 Sa Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor Feb 24, 2018 Sa Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah Mar 10, 2018 Sa Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh Mar 17, 2018 Sa Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol Mar 24, 2018 Sa Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon Jul 21, 2018 Sa Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu Jul 28, 2018 Sa Shabbat 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 Cheshvan Oct 20, 2017 F Beginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Nov 19, 2017 Su Beginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh Tevet Dec 18, 2017 M Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Jan 17, 2018 W Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sh'vat
Rosh Chodesh Adar Feb 15, 2018 Th Beginning of new Hebrew month of Adar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II   Beginning of new Hebrew month of Adar II (on leap years)
Rosh Chodesh Nisan Mar 17, 2018 Sa Beginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar Apr 15, 2018 Su Beginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan May 15, 2018 Tu Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Jun 13, 2018 W Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh Av Jul 13, 2018 F Beginning of new Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Chodesh Elul Aug 11, 2018 Sa Beginning of new Hebrew month of Elul