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.

2011 Holidays | 2012 Holidays


Every week

Tu B'Shvat

February 8

Ta'anit Esther

March 7


March 8

Shushan Purim

March 9


April 7 - 14

Yom HaShoa

April 19

Yom Hazikaron

April 25

Yom Ha’atzmaut

April 26

Lag B'Omer

May 10


May 27

The 17th of Tammuz

July 8

Tish'a B'Av

July 29

Tu B’Av

August 2

Rosh Hashanah

September 17

Fast of Gedaliah

September 19

Yom Kippur

September 26


October 1

Hoshanah Rabbah

October 7

Shemini Atzeret

October 8

Simchat Torah

October 9


December 9 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.