Jewish Holidays 5781

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HolidayDatesDescription
Rosh Hashana, 2020 Sa‑SuThe Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur MDay of Atonement
Sukkos, 2020 Sa‑Su
Oct 5‑9, 2020 M‑F
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeres SaEighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah SuDay of Celebrating the Torah
ChanukahDec 11‑18, 2020 F‑FHanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
PurimFeb 26, 2021 FCelebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Pesach, 2021 Su‑M
Mar 30‑Apr 2, 2021 Tu‑F
, 2021 Sa‑Su
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuos, 2021 M‑TuFestival of Weeks
Tish’a B’AvJul 18, 2021 SuThe Ninth of Av

Minor holidays

HolidayDatesDescription
Tu BiShvatJan 28, 2021 ThNew Year for Trees
Shushan PurimFeb 28, 2021 SuPurim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Pesach SheniApr 26, 2021 MSecond Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmerApr 30, 2021 F33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B’AvJul 24, 2021 SaMinor Jewish holiday of love
Leil SelichosAug 28, 2021 SaPrayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts

HolidayDatesDescription
Tzom GedaliahSep 21, 2020 MFast of the Seventh Month
Asara B’TevesDec 25, 2020 FFast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta’anis EstherFeb 25, 2021 ThFast of Esther
Ta’anis BechorosMar 25, 2021 ThFast of the First Born
Tzom TammuzJun 27, 2021 SuFast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple

Special Shabbasos

HolidayDatesDescription
Shabbas ShuvaSep 26, 2020 SaShabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbas ShekalimFeb 13, 2021 SaShabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbas ZachorFeb 20, 2021 SaShabbat before Purim
Shabbas ParahMar 6, 2021 SaShabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbas HaChodeshMar 13, 2021 SaShabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbas HaGadolMar 27, 2021 SaShabbat before Pesach
Shabbas ChazonJul 17, 2021 SaShabbat before Tish’a B’Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbas NachamuJul 24, 2021 SaShabbat after Tish’a B’Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

Rosh Chodesh

HolidayDatesDescription
Rosh Chodesh CheshvanOct 18, 2020 SuBeginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh KislevNov 17, 2020 TuBeginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh TevesDec 16, 2020 WBeginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet
Rosh Chodesh Sh’vatJan 14, 2021 ThBeginning of new Hebrew month of Sh’vat
Rosh Chodesh AdarFeb 12, 2021 FBeginning of new Hebrew month of Adar
Rosh Chodesh NisanMar 14, 2021 SuBeginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh IyyarApr 12, 2021 MBeginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh SivanMay 12, 2021 WBeginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh TamuzJun 10, 2021 ThBeginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh AvJul 10, 2021 SaBeginning of new Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Chodesh ElulAug 8, 2021 SuBeginning of new Hebrew month of Elul


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