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
Sun Jan 8th
10 Tevet
Sun Jan 8th
10 Tevet
Tu Bishvat
Mon Jan 25th
15 Shevat
Sat Feb 11th
15 Shevat
Fast of Esther
Wed Mar 23rd
13 AdarII
Thu Mar 9th
11 AdarI
Purim
Thu Mar 24th
14 AdarII
Sun Mar 12th
14 AdarI
Shushan Purim
Fri Mar 25th
15 AdarII
Mon Mar 13th
15 AdarI
Yom Ha'atzmaut
Thu May 12th
4 Iyyar
Mon May 1st
5 Iyyar
Fast of the Firstborn
Fri Apr 22nd
14 Nisan
Mon Apr 10th
14 Nisan
Pesach
Sat Apr 23rd - Sat Apr 30th
15 Nisan - 22 Nisan
Tue Apr 11th - Tue Apr 18th
15 Nisan - 22 Nisan
Yom Hashoah
Thu May 5th
27 Nisan
Sun Apr 23rd
27 Nisan
Yom Hazikaron
Thu May 12th
4 Iyyar
Sun Apr 30th
4 Iyyar
Lag B'Omer
Thu May 26th
18 Iyyar
Sun May 14th
18 Iyyar
Yom Yerushalayim
Sun Jun 5th
28 Iyyar
Wed May 24th
28 Iyyar
Shavuot
Sun Jun 12th - Mon Jun 13th
6 Sivan - 7 Sivan
Wed May 31st - Thu Jun 1st
6 Sivan - 7 Sivan
Fast of Tammuz
Sun Jul 24th
18 Tammuz
Tue Jul 11th
17 Tammuz
Tisha B'Av
Sun Aug 14th
10 Av
Tue Aug 1st
9 Av
Rosh Hashanah
Mon Oct 3rd - Tue Oct 4th
1 Tishri - 2 Tishri
Thu Sep 21st - Fri Sep 22nd
1 Tishri - 2 Tishri
Fast of Gedalliah
Wed Oct 5th
3 Tishri
Sat Sep 23rd
3 Tishri
Yom Kippur
Wed Oct 12th
10 Tishri
Sat Sep 30th
10 Tishri
Succot
Mon Oct 17th - Sun Oct 23rd
15 Tishri - 21 Tishri
Thu Oct 5th - Wed Oct 11th
15 Tishri - 21 Tishri
Hoshannah Rabbah
Sun Oct 23rd
21 Tishri
Wed Oct 11th
21 Tishri
Shemini Atzeret
Mon Oct 24th
22 Tishri
Thu Oct 12th
22 Tishri
Simchat Torah
Tue Oct 25th
23 Tishri
Fri Oct 13th
23 Tishri
Chanukah
Sun Dec 25th - Sun Jan 1st
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet
Wed Dec 13th - Sun Jan 1st
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet