Holidays


Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for Hebrew Year 5775. All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date specified in the tables below. For example, if the dates for Rosh Hashana were listed as Sep 14-15, then the holiday begins at sundown on Sep 13 and ends at sundown on Sep 15.

Major holidays

Dates in bold are yom tov, so they have similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat in the sense that normal “work” is forbidden.
HOLIDAY DATES DESCRIPTION
Rosh Hashana Oct 3 - 4, 2016 The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur Oct 12, 2016  Day of Atonement
Sukkot Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2016 Oct 19 -23 2016 Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Oct 24, 2016  Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Oct 25, 2016  Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah Dec 25 -  Jan 1, 2017 The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
Purim Mar 12, 2017 Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach Apr 11 - 18, 2017 Passover, the Feast of Unle