Jewish Holiday Calendar 5780

2019 Jewish Holiday Calendar

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sep 29
Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day Sep 30
Rosh Hashanah, 2nd day Oct 1 
Kol Nidre Oct 8 
Yom Kippur Oct 9 
Erev Sukkot  Oct 13 
Sukkot, 1st day Oct 14 
Sukkot, 2nd day Oct 15 
Shmini Atzeret Oct 21 
Simchat Torah Oct 22 
Chanukah  Dec 22 - Dec 30

 

2020 Jewish Holiday Calendar

Purim

Mar 10 

Passover (first two days)

 Apr 8 & Apr 9

Passover (last two days)

Apr 15 & Apr 16

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Memorial Day

Apr 21 

Yom Hazikaron - Israeli Memorial Day

Apr 28 

Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israeli Independence Day

Apr 29 

Lag B'Omer

 May 12

Shavuot

May 29 

Tisha B'Av

 July 30

 

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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