2020

Major Holidays

Holiday Dates Description
Purim Mar 10 Tu Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach Apr 9-10 Th‑F
Apr 11-14 Sa‑Tu
Apr 15-16 W‑Th
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot May 29-30 F‑Sa Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Tish'a B'Av Jul 30 Th The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples
Rosh Hashana Sep 19-20 Sa‑Su The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur Sep 28 M Day of Atonement
Sukkot Oct 3-4 Sa‑Su
Oct 5-9 M‑F
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Oct 10 Sa Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Oct 11 Su Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah Dec 11-18 F‑F The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

Minor Holidays

Holiday Dates Description
Tu BiShvat Feb 10 M New Year for Trees
Shushan Purim Mar 11 W Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Pesach Sheni May 8 F Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag B'Omer May 12 Tu 33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av Aug 5 W Minor Jewish holiday of love, observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av
Leil Selichot Sep 12 Sa Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor Fasts

Holiday Dates Description
Asara B'Tevet Jan 7 Tu
Dec 25 F
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther Mar 9 M Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 8 W Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz Jul 9 Th Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the 2nd Temple
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 21 M Fast of the Seventh Month, commemorates the assassination of the Jewish governor of Judah

Special Shabbatot

Holiday Dates Description
Shabbat Shekalim Feb 22 Sa Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor Mar 7 Sa Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah Mar 14 Sa Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh Mar 21 Sa Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol Apr 4 Sa Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon Jul 25 Sa Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu Aug 1 Sa Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva Sep 26 Sa Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Jan 27 M Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sh'vat
Rosh Chodesh Adar Feb 25 Tu Beginning of new Hebrew month of Adar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan Mar 26 Th Beginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar Apr 24 F Beginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan May 24 Su Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Jun 22 M Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh Av Jul 22 W Beginning of new Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Chodesh Elul Aug 20 Th Beginning of new Hebrew month of Elul
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Oct 18 Su Beginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Nov 17 Tu Beginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh Tevet Dec 16 W Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet
       

Modern Holidays

Holiday Dates Description
Yom HaShoah Apr 21 Tu Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron Apr 28 Tu Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut Apr 29 W Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim May 22 F Jerusalem Day
Yom HaAliyah Oct 25 Su Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Sigd Nov 16 M Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur