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Jewish Holidays, 2015-2020

This calendar lists the dates of the major Jewish holidays, including Hanukkah, Passover, and Rosh Hashanah.
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Year Purim1 1st day of Passover2 1st day of Shavuot3 1st day of Rosh Hashanah4 Yom Kippur5 1st day of Sukkot6 Shemini Atzeret7 1st day of Hanukkah8
2015 March 5 April 4 May 24 September 14 September 23 September 28 October 5 December 7
2016 March 24 April 23 June 12 October 3 October 12 October 17 October 24 December 25
2017 March 12 April 11 May 31 September 21 September 30 October 5 October 12 December 13
2018 March 1 March 31 May 20 September 10 September 19 September 24 October 1 December 3
2019 March 21 April 20 June 9 September 30 October 9 October 14 October 21 December 23
2020 March 10 April 9 May 29 September 19 September 28 October 3 October 10 December 11

NOTE: All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date given.

  1. Feast of Lots.
  2. Feast of Unleavened Bread.
  3. Hebrew Pentecost; or Feast of Weeks, or of Harvest, or of First Fruits.
  4. Jewish New Year.
  5. Day of Atonement.
  6. Feast of Tabernacles, or of the Ingathering.
  7. Rejoicing of the Law. In Israel, Simchat Torah is celebrated on the day before the date given.
  8. Festival of Lights.

Length of Jewish holidays:

Orthodox and Conservative:

In Israel: Purim: 1 day. Passover: 7 days; first and last are holy. Shavuot: 1 day. Rosh Hashanah: 2 days. Yom Kippur: 1 day. Sukkot: 7 days; first is holy. Shemini Atzeret: 1 day. Hanukkah: 8 days.

Outside Israel: Purim: 1 day. Passover: 8 days; first 2 and last 2 are holy. Shavuot: 2 days. Rosh Hashanah: 2 days. Yom Kippur: 1 day. Sukkot: 7 days; first 2 are holy. Shemini Atzeret: 2 days (2nd called Simchat Torah). Hanukkah: 8 days.

Reform:

Purim: 1 day. Passover: 7 days; first and last are holy. Shavuot: 1 day. Rosh Hashanah: 1 day. Yom Kippur: 1 day. Sukkot: 7 days; first is holy. Shemini Atzeret: 1 day. Hanukkah: 8 days.

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