Major Holidays

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Hashana Sep 14-15, 2015 M‑Tu The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur Sep 23, 2015 W Day of Atonement
Sukkot Sep 28-29, 2015 M‑Tu
Sep 30-Oct 4, 2015 W‑Su
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Oct 5, 2015 M Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Oct 6, 2015 Tu Day Celebrating Torah
Chanukah Dec 7-14, 2015 M‑M The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
Purim Mar 24, 2016 Th Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach Apr 23-24, 2016 Sa‑Su
Apr 25-28, 2016 M‑Th
Apr 29-30, 2016 F‑Sa
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot Jun 12-13, 2016 Su‑M Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Tish'a B'Av Aug 14, 2016 Su The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

Minor Holidays

Holiday Dates Description
Tu BiShvat Jan 25, 2016 M New Year for Trees
Purim Katan Feb 23, 2016 Tu Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Shushan Purim Mar 25, 2016 F Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni May 22, 2016 Su Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag B'Omer May 26, 2016 Th 33rd day of counting the Omer
Leil Selichot Sep 24, 2016 Sa Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays
Tu B'Av Aug 19, 2016 F Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine's Day

Minor Fasts

Holiday Dates Description
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 16, 2015 W Fast of the Seventh Month, commemorates the assassination of the Jewish governor of Judah
Asara B'Tevet Dec 22, 2015 Tu Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther Mar 23, 2016 W Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 22, 2016 F Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz Jul 24, 2016 Su Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple

Special Shabbatot

Holiday Dates Description
Shabbat Shuva Sep 19, 2015 Sa Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat Shekalim Mar 5, 2016 Sa Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor Mar 19, 2016 Sa Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah Apr 2, 2016 Sa Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh Apr 9, 2016 Sa Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol Apr 16, 2016 Sa Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon Aug 13, 2016 Sa Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu Aug 20, 2016 Sa Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh   When Shabbat falls on Rosh Chodesh
Shabbat Machar Chodesh   When Shabbat falls the day before Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Oct 13, 2015 Tu Beginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Nov 12, 2015 Th Beginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh Tevet Dec 12, 2015 Sa Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Jan 11, 2016 M Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sh'vat
Rosh Chodesh Adar Feb 9, 2016 Tu Beginning of new Hebrew month of Adar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II Mar 10, 2016 Th Beginning of new Hebrew month of Adar II (on leap years)
Rosh Chodesh Nisan Apr 9, 2016 Sa Beginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar May 8, 2016 Su Beginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan Jun 7, 2016 Tu Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Jul 6, 2016 W Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh Av Aug 5, 2016 F Beginning of new Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Chodesh Elul Sep 3, 2016 Sa Beginning of new Hebrew month of Elul