Jewish Holiday Calendar 5780

2021 Jewish Holiday Calendar

Erev Rosh Hashanah  
Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day  
Rosh Hashanah, 2nd day  
Kol Nidre  
Yom Kippur  
Erev Sukkot   
Sukkot, 1st day  
Sukkot, 2nd day  
Shmini Atzeret  
Simchat Torah  
Chanukah  

 

2022 Jewish Holiday Calendar

Purim

 

Passover (first two days)

 

Passover (last two days)

 

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Memorial Day

 

Yom Hazikaron - Israeli Memorial Day

 

Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israeli Independence Day

 

Lag B'Omer

 

Shavuot

 

Tisha B'Av

 

 

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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