Festival Guide


The Jewish calendar is jam-packed with important dates and festivals. Behind every one is a story sometimes biblical, sometimes more modern. Each one is significant in its own individual way, accompanied by a variety of customs and traditions.

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Fast of Tevet
Thu Jan 1st
10 Tevet
Sun Jan 8th
10 Tevet
Tu Bishvat
Wed Feb 4th
15 Shevat
Mon Jan 25th
15 Shevat
Fast of Esther
Wed Mar 4th
13 AdarI
Wed Mar 23rd
13 AdarII
Purim
Thu Mar 5th
14 AdarI
Thu Mar 24th
14 AdarII
Shushan Purim
Fri Mar 6th
15 AdarI
Fri Mar 25th
15 AdarII
Yom Ha'atzmaut
Thu Apr 23rd
4 Iyyar
Thu May 12th
4 Iyyar
Fast of the Firstborn
Fri Apr 3rd
14 Nisan
Fri Apr 22nd
14 Nisan
Pesach
Sat Apr 4th - Sat Apr 11th
15 Nisan - 22 Nisan
Sat Apr 23rd - Sat Apr 30th
15 Nisan - 22 Nisan
Yom Hashoah
Thu Apr 16th
27 Nisan
Thu May 5th
27 Nisan
Yom Hazikaron
Thu Apr 23rd
4 Iyyar
Thu May 12th
4 Iyyar
Lag B'Omer
Thu May 7th
18 Iyyar
Thu May 26th
18 Iyyar
Yom Yerushalayim
Sun May 17th
28 Iyyar
Sun Jun 5th
28 Iyyar
Shavuot
Sun May 24th - Mon May 25th
6 Sivan - 7 Sivan
Sun Jun 12th - Mon Jun 13th
6 Sivan - 7 Sivan
Fast of Tammuz
Sun Jul 5th
18 Tammuz
Sun Jul 24th
18 Tammuz
Tisha B'Av
Sun Jul 26th
10 Av
Sun Aug 14th
10 Av
Rosh Hashanah
Mon Sep 14th - Tue Sep 15th
1 Tishri - 2 Tishri
Mon Oct 3rd - Tue Oct 4th
1 Tishri - 2 Tishri
Fast of Gedalliah
Wed Sep 16th
3 Tishri
Wed Oct 5th
3 Tishri
Yom Kippur
Wed Sep 23rd
10 Tishri
Wed Oct 12th
10 Tishri
Succot
Mon Sep 28th - Sun Oct 4th
15 Tishri - 21 Tishri
Mon Oct 17th - Sun Oct 23rd
15 Tishri - 21 Tishri
Hoshannah Rabbah
Sun Oct 4th
21 Tishri
Sun Oct 23rd
21 Tishri
Shemini Atzeret
Mon Oct 5th
22 Tishri
Mon Oct 24th
22 Tishri
Simchat Torah
Tue Oct 6th
23 Tishri
Tue Oct 25th
23 Tishri
Chanukah
Mon Dec 7th - Tue Dec 15th
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet
Sun Dec 25th - Sun Jan 1st
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet