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
Thu Jan 1st
10 Tevet
Tu Bishvat
Thu Jan 16th
15 Shevat
Wed Feb 4th
15 Shevat
Fast of Esther
Thu Mar 13th
11 AdarII
Wed Mar 4th
13 AdarI
Purim
Sun Mar 16th
14 AdarII
Thu Mar 5th
14 AdarI
Shushan Purim
Mon Mar 17th
15 AdarII
Fri Mar 6th
15 AdarI
Yom Ha'atzmaut
Mon May 5th
5 Iyyar
Thu Apr 23rd
4 Iyyar
Fast of the Firstborn
Mon Apr 14th
14 Nisan
Fri Apr 3rd
14 Nisan
Pesach
Tue Apr 15th - Tue Apr 22nd
15 Nisan - 22 Nisan
Sat Apr 4th - Sat Apr 11th
15 Nisan - 22 Nisan
Yom Hashoah
Sun Apr 27th
27 Nisan
Thu Apr 16th
27 Nisan
Yom Hazikaron
Sun May 4th
4 Iyyar
Thu Apr 23rd
4 Iyyar
Lag B'Omer
Sun May 18th
18 Iyyar
Thu May 7th
18 Iyyar
Yom Yerushalayim
Wed May 28th
28 Iyyar
Sun May 17th
28 Iyyar
Shavuot
Wed Jun 4th - Thu Jun 5th
6 Sivan - 7 Sivan
Sun May 24th - Mon May 25th
6 Sivan - 7 Sivan
Fast of Tammuz
Tue Jul 15th
17 Tammuz
Sun Jul 5th
18 Tammuz
Tisha B'Av
Tue Aug 5th
9 Av
Sun Jul 26th
10 Av
Rosh Hashanah
Thu Sep 25th - Fri Sep 26th
1 Tishri - 2 Tishri
Mon Sep 14th - Tue Sep 15th
1 Tishri - 2 Tishri
Fast of Gedalliah
Sat Sep 27th
3 Tishri
Wed Sep 16th
3 Tishri
Yom Kippur
Sat Oct 4th
10 Tishri
Wed Sep 23rd
10 Tishri
Succot
Thu Oct 9th - Wed Oct 15th
15 Tishri - 21 Tishri
Mon Sep 28th - Sun Oct 4th
15 Tishri - 21 Tishri
Hoshannah Rabbah
Wed Oct 15th
21 Tishri
Sun Oct 4th
21 Tishri
Shemini Atzeret
Thu Oct 16th
22 Tishri
Mon Oct 5th
22 Tishri
Simchat Torah
Fri Oct 17th
23 Tishri
Tue Oct 6th
23 Tishri
Chanukah
Wed Dec 17th - Thu Dec 25th
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet
Mon Dec 7th - Tue Dec 15th
25 Kislev - 3 Tevet