Jewish Holidays in the Diaspora

HOLIDAY

HEBREW
DATE
5777 5778 5779
2016 2017 2018

Rosh Hashana
New Year

1-2 Tishrei

Oct 3-4
Mon-Tues
Sept 21-22
Thurs-Fri
Sept 10-11
Mon-Tues
Tzom Gedaliah
Fast of Gedaliah
4 Tishrei
Oct 5
Wed
Sept 24
Sun
Sept 12
Wed

Yom Kippur
Day of Atonement

10 Tishrei*
Yizkor

Oct 12
Wed
Sept 30
Sh
Sept 19
Wed

Sukkot
Feast of Tabernacles

15-21 Tishrei

Oct17-Oct 23
Mon-Sun
Oct5-Oct 11
Thurs-Wed
Sept 24-Sept 30
Mon-Sun

Shmini Atzeret
8th Day of Assembly

22 Tishrei*
Yizkor

Oct 24
Mon
Oct 12
Thurs
Oct 1
Mon

Simchat Torah
Rejoicing of the Law

23 Tishrei

Oct 25
Tues
Oct 13
Fri
Oct 2
Tues

Chanukah
Festival of Lights

25 Kislev

Dec25-Jan1
Sun - Sun
Dec13-20
Wed - Wed
Dec 3-10
Mon - Mon

Asara B'Tevet
Fast of Tenth of Tevet

 

10 Tevet

Jan 8
Sun
Dec 28
Thurs
Dec 18
Tues
2017 2018 2019

Tu B’Shvat
New Year for Trees

15 Sh’vat

Feb 11
Sh
Jan 31
Wed
Jan 21
Mon

Ta'anit Esther
The Fast of Esther

 

13 Adar

Mar 9
Thurs
Feb 28
Wed
Mar 20
Wed

Purim

14 Adar

Mar 12
Sun
Mar 1
Thurs
Mar 21
Thurs

Pesach
Passover

15-22 Nisan**
Yizkor 22 Nisan

Apr 11 - Apr 18
Tues-Tues
Mar 31 - Apr 7
Sh - Sh
Apr 20 - Apr 27
Sh - Sh

Yom HaShoah
Holocaust Rememberance Day

27 Nisan

Apr 24
Mon
Apr 12
Thurs
May 2
Thurs

Yom HaZikaron
Israel's Memorial Day

4 Iyar

May 1
Mon
Apr 18
Wed
May 8
Wed

Yom Ha’Atzma’ut
IsraelIndependence day

5 Iyar

May 2
Tues
Apr 19
Thurs
May 9
Thurs

Lag B'Omer
33rd Day of the Omer

18 Iyar

May 14
Sun
May 3
Thurs
May 23
Thurs

Yom Yerushalayim
Jerusalem Reunification Day

 

28 Iyar

May 24
Wed
May 13
Sun
June 2
Sun

Shavuot
The Giving of the Torah

6-7 Sivan***
Yizkor 7 Sivan

May 31-June1
Wed -Thurs
May 20-21
Sun -Mon
June 9-10
Sun-Mon

Shiva Asar B'Tamuz
Fast of 17th of Tamuz

 

17 Tamuz

July 11
Tues
July 1
Sun
July 21
Sun

Tisha B’av
The 9th of Av

9 Av

Aug 1
Tues
July 22
Sun
Aug 11
Sun
Note: As the Jewish day runs from sundown to sundown, All Holidays begin at sundown of the preceding day.
As an example, Kol Nidre (Yom Kippur) is the evening of Tues, Sept.22, 2015,
and the first candle of Chanukah is the evening of Sunday, Dec.6, 2015.


*Yizkor
**Yizkor is on the 22nd of Nisan
***Yizkor is on the 7th of Sivan
For Yizkor Dates Click here

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