Jewish Holiday Calendar

 

2012 - 2013 
5773
 2013-2014
5774

 

 

 

Rosh Hashanah

 Sept. 17-18

 Sept 5 & 6

 

 

 

Yom Kippur

Sept. 26

 September 14 

 

 

 

Sukkot

 Oct. 1-2  September 19 & 20

 

 

 

Shemini Atzeret

Oct. 8

September 26  

 

 

  

Simchat Torah

 Oct. 9

 September 27 

 

 

 

Hanukkah

 Dec. 9-16

 Nov 28-Dec 6 

 

 

 

 

2013

2014

 

 

 

Purim

 Feb. 24  March 16 

 

 

 

Passover (first two days)

 March 26-27  April 15 & 16 

 

 

 

Passover (last two days)

 Apr. 1-2  April 21 & 22 

 

 

 

Yom Hashoah

 Apr. 7  April 27 

 

 

 

Yom Hazikaron

Apr. 15

 May 5 

 

 

 

Yom  Ha'atzmaut

Apr. 16

May 6

 

 

 

Lag B'Omer

 April 28

May 18  

 

 

 

Shavuot

 May 15-16  June 4 & 5 

 

 

 

Tisha B'Av

July 16

August 5  

 

 

 

Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
Beginning of Jewish year. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Most solemn of Jewish holy days devoted to prayer, fasting, and repentance. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Sukkot (Tabernacles)
Jewish festival of thanksgiving, harvest, and remembrance of the Jews wandering in the desert after their exodus from Egypt. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Sukkot)
Concludes the festival season.

Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Law)
Reading of the Law (Torah) is completed and begun anew in the synagogue. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Chanukah (Festival of Lights)
Eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating rededication of the second Temple by the Maccabees and their victory over the Syrians in 165 BCE. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Purim
Celebrates the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from a plot to exterminate them. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Pesach (Passover)
Jewish festival marking the deliverance of Jews from slavery in Egypt. Begins at sunset of preceding evening. First two days and last two days of holiday are holy days.

Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Honors the memory of six million Jewish martyrs and heroes who perished in the Nazi Holocaust.

Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day)
Jewish holiday marking the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.

Shavuot (Festival of Weeks)
Jewish festival commemorating giving of the Torah (Law) on Mount Sinai. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Tisha B'Av
Commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth of Av.

 

 

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