Rosh Hashanah Calendaris 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.
The Jewish calendar includes a number of holidays throughout the year. So, the Jews celebrate a variety of festive occasions that add joy and happiness to their life. Read below to find the list of Jewish Holiday 2017 and find out why each such occasion is significant.
This festival is observed on the 15th day of the month of Shevat in Jewish calendar. It is celebrated as the “New Year for Trees.
Tu B'Shevat marks that time of the year when the earliest-blooming trees start bearing fruits again. The date for Tu B'Shevat 2017 began in the evening of Friday, February 10 and ended in the evening of Saturday, February 11
The Jews celebrate this festival by eating fruits like olives, pomegranates, dates, etc. They also plant trees on Tu B'Shevat. Even though Tu B'Shevat is a holiday, yet the Jews are permitted to work on this day.
This is an occasion when the Jews observe a 3-day fast under the command of Esther who risked her life to protect the Jews from the evil decree of Haman.
This fast starts from the 13th day of the month of Adar in the Hebrew or Jewish calendar. Just in case the fast falls on Shabbat (Saturday), the Jews observe it on the preceding Thursday. In 2017,
Thursday, March 9.
During this fast, the Jews are not permitted to take food and drink from sunrise to nightfall. Work is permitted on this special day.
The 8-day festival of Passover is observed by the Jews to celebrate the freedom gained by ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Passover 2017 began in the evening of
Monday, April 10
and ended in the evening of
Tuesday, April 18
Passover is divided into 2 parts. The first 2 days and last 2 days are observed as complete holidays when people celebrate with grand meals. They avoid work on these days. However, they are allowed to work on the 4 days in between.
The Jews also don't drive on this occasion. They light candles at night during Passover. The Jews avoid eating any food or drink that has even a small amount of barley, wheat, oats, or rye.
This is one of the widely observed holidays in Jewish calendar. It marks the new year of the Jewish people
It is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd days of Tishrei.
Rosh Hashanah 2017 begins in the evening of
Wednesday, September 20
and ends in the evening of
Friday, September 22
The primary observance on this day is the blowing of ram's horn or shofar. The Jews also celebrate by eating apples dipped in honey, which symbolizes their willingness to have a sweet and happy new year ahead. Work is not allowed on this day.
The Jewish holiday of Hoshanah Rabbah falls on the 7th and last day of Sukkot
The beating of the willow branch is performed on this day. On this festive occasion, seven circuits are made by the Jews with their lulav (closed frond of a date palm tree) and etrog (yellow citron or Citrus medica).
The congregation recites the Hoshanot (certain prayers of the Jews) on this day. In 2017, Hoshanah Rabbah falls on October 23. Work may be allowed with some limitations on this day.
It is a Jewish holiday that makes the ending of one cycle of the public readings of Torah and the starting of another cycle. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the month of Tishrei in Israel and the 23rd day of the same month outside Israel.
No work is permitted on this day. In 2017, this Jewish holiday starts from the nightfall of Oct 12.