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 16

Ta'anit Esther

March 13


March 16

Shushan Purim

March 17


April 15 - 22

Yom HaShoa

April 27

Yom Hazikaron

May 5

Yom Ha’atzmaut

May 6

Lag B'Omer

May 18


June 4

The 17th of Tammuz

July 15

Tish'a B'Av

August 5

Tu B’Av

August 11

Rosh Hashanah

September 25

Fast of Gedaliah

September 28

Yom Kippur

October 4


October 9

Hoshanah Rabbah

October 15

Shemini Atzeret

October 16

Simchat Torah

October 17


December 17 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.