Jewish Holiday 2018


Rosh Hashanah Calendar is Jewish calendar. Jewish New Year falls in the month of Tishri i.e. the seventh month and it is in this month when the year number increases.

The Jewish first month is Nissan—in spring and Passover occurs in this month.

Rosh Hashanah or Jewish calendar adopted the names of the month during the time of Ezra, after returning from Babylonian exile. Hence, the names are actually Babylonian month names. The time from the first major festival, Passover in Nissan to the last major festival, Sukkot in Tishri is always the same.


Jewish Holidays

Holiday Dates Description
Purim Mar 1 Th Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach Mar 31-Apr 1 Sa‑Su
Apr 2-5 M‑Th
Apr 6-7 F‑Sa
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot May 20-21 Su‑M Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Tish'a B'Av Jul 22 Su The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples
Rosh Hashana Sep 10-11 M‑Tu The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur Sep 19 W Day of Atonement
Sukkot Sep 24-25 M‑Tu
Sep 26-30 W‑Su
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Oct 1 M Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Oct 2 Tu Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah Dec 3-10 M‑M The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

Minor Holidays

Holiday Dates Description
Tu BiShvat Jan 31 W New Year for Trees
Shushan Purim Mar 2 F Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Pesach Sheni Apr 29 Su Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer May 3 Th 33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av Jul 27 F Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine's Day
Leil Selichot Sep 1 Sa Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor Fasts

Holiday Dates Description
Ta'anit Esther Feb 28 W Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot Mar 30 F Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz Jul 1 Su Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 12 W Fast of the Seventh Month, commemorates the assassination of the Jewish governor of Judah
Asara B'Tevet Dec 18 Tu Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern Holidays

Holiday Dates Description
Yom HaShoah Apr 12 Th Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron Apr 18 W Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut Apr 19 Th Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim May 13 Su Jerusalem Day
Yom HaAliyah Oct 16 Tu Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Sigd Nov 7 W Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot

Holiday Dates Description
Shabbat Shekalim Feb 10 Sa Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor Feb 24 Sa Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah Mar 10 Sa Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh Mar 17 Sa Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol Mar 24 Sa Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon Jul 21 Sa Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu Jul 28 Sa Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva Sep 15 Sa Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Jan 17 W Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sh'vat
Rosh Chodesh Adar Feb 15 Th Beginning of new Hebrew month of Adar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan Mar 17 Sa Beginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar Apr 15 Su Beginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan May 15 Tu Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Jun 13 W Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh Av Jul 13 F Beginning of new Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Chodesh Elul Aug 11 Sa Beginning of new Hebrew month of Elul
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Oct 9 Tu Beginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Nov 8 Th Beginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh Tevet Dec 8 Sa Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet

 


Last Updated: 13th September, 2018