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
Passover (first two days)
|Apr 8 & Apr 9|
Passover (last two days)
|Apr 15 & Apr 16|
Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom Hazikaron - Israeli Memorial Day
Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israeli Independence Day
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.
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.
Celebrates the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from a plot to exterminate them. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.
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.
Commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth of Av.