Jewish Holidays Year 5781

(September 2020- August 2021)

Jewish holidays begin sundown the night before the date specified. Dates in BOLD are yom tov, so they have similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat.

Shabbat Weekly Sabbath from Friday sunset to Saturday night
   

Holiday

Dates

Description

Rosh Hashana

 Sa‑Su

The Jewish New Year

Yom Kippur

 M

Day of Atonement

Sukkot

 Sa‑Su
 M‑F

Feast of Tabernacles

Shmini Atzeret

 Sa

Eighth Day of Assembly

Simchat Torah

 Su

Day of Celebrating the Torah

Chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

Purim

 F

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar

Pesach

 Su‑M
 
Tu‑F
 Sa‑Su

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Shavuot

 M‑Tu

Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai

Tish'a B'Av

Jul 18 Su

The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

 

Modern Holidays

Dates

Description

Yom HaShoah

 Th       

Holocaust Memorial Day

Yom HaZikaron

 W

Israeli Memorial Day

Yom HaAtzma'ut

 Th

Israeli Independence Day

Yom Yerushalayim

 M

Jerusalem Day

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