Like you, we love Jewish holidays and the traditions associated with celebrating the Jewish holidays. And, like you, we don’t always remember when they’re actually happening. So, we’ve put together a Jewish calendar with the dates, meanings, and history of every major Jewish holiday so you’ll know when and why you’re noshing or fasting!

All Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date shown.

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Every week

Tu B'Shvat

January 20

Ta'anit Esther

March 17


March 20

Shushan Purim

March 21


April 19 - 26

Yom HaShoa

May 1

Yom Hazikaron

May 8

Yom Ha’atzmaut

May 9

Lag B'Omer

May 22


June 8 - 9

The 17th of Tammuz

July 19

Tish'a B'Av

August 9

Tu B’Av

August 16

Rosh Hashanah

September 29 - 30

Fast of Gedaliah

October 2

Yom Kippur

October 8


October 13 - 19

Hoshanah Rabbah

October 19

Shemini Atzeret

October 20

Simchat Torah

October 21


December 21 - 28 Ever wonder why the dates of the Jewish holidays change every year? The Jewish Calendar or Hebrew Calendar does not run concurrently with the Gregorian Calendar used in most of the world, so Jewish holidays fall on different dates every year. This is why we’ve provided the upcoming dates for the Jewish holidays so you can see when the holiday will fall next year or the year after that. What times do the Jewish holidays usually start? According to Jewish tradition, almost every Jewish holiday begins at sundown and continues until sundown the next day.