FIVE-YEAR CALENDAR OF MAJOR JEWISH HOLY DAYS

 

This calendar has been prepared by the Jewish Community Relations Council to assist you in scheduling events such as major assignments, examinations, assemblies, sporting events, field trips and graduations, as well as school-related programs for parents.  Courts, legislative bodies and community organizations may also find this calendar helpful in avoiding scheduling conflicts with major Jewish holy days. 

 

The holidays listed in bold denote the Jewish High Holy Days and the beginning of Passover (the night before the first date listed for Passover is when the first Seder is held), the holidays when Jewish individuals are most likely to be absent from both work and school.  Also listed are other Jewish holy days in observance of which labor is traditionally prohibited. 

 

Please note that all of our holy days, including the Sabbath, begin in the evenings at sundown (the night before the date(s) on standard calendars and the calendar below) and run through nightfall the next day.  The Jewish Sabbath begins at sunset on Friday of each week and lasts until nightfall on Saturday.  For many Jews, travel from the home to a secular event can only start after nightfall at the end of the holy day. 

 

So as not to penalize students or workers for their religious observance, we ask for your assistance to avoid scheduling events, tests, preparation for exams, assignments, assemblies, sports events, etc. on major Jewish holy days and the Jewish Sabbath.
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FALL / WINTER

HOLY DAYS

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Rosh Hashanah

(New Year)

Oct 3-4

Mon-Tues

Sept 21-22

Thurs-Fri

Sept 10-11

Mon-Tues

Sept 30-Oct 1

Mon-Tues

Sept 19-20

Sat-Sun

Yom Kippur

(Day of Atonement)

Oct 12

Wed

Sept 30

Sat

Sept 19

Wed

Oct 9

Wed

Sept 28

Mon

Sukkot

(Feast of Tabernacles)

Oct 17-18

Mon-Tues

Oct  5-6

Thurs-Fri

Sept 24-25

Mon-Tues

Oct 14-15

Mon-Tues

Oct 3-4

Sat-Sun

Shemini Atzeret     

(Eighth Day of Sukkot)

Oct  24

Mon

Oct 12

Thurs

Oct 1

Mon

Oct 21

Mon

Oct 10

Sat

Simchat Torah       

(Rejoicing of the Law)

Oct  25

Tues

Oct 13

Fri

Oct 2

Tues

Oct 22
Tues

Oct 11

Sun

Hanukkah

(Festival of Lights)

Dec 25-Jan 1

Sun-Sun

Dec 13-20

Wed-Wed

Dec 3-10

Mon-Mon

Dec 23-30

Mon-Mon

Dec 11-18

Fri-Fri

SPRING HOLY DAYS

2017

 

2018

 

2019

2020

 

2021

 

Pesach 

(Passover)

April 11-12

Tues-Wed

Mar 31–Apr 1

Sat – Sun

April 20-21

Sat-Sun

April 9-10

Thurs-Fri

 

Mar 28-29

Sun-Mon

Concluding Days of Passover

April 17-18

Mon-Tues

April 6–7

Fri-Sat

April 26-27

Fri-Sat

Apr 15-16

Wed-Thurs

Apr 3-4

Sat-Sun

Shavuot  

(Feast of Harvest)

May 31-June 1

Wed-Thurs

May 20-21

Sun-Mon

June 9-10

Sun-Mon

May 29-30

Fri-Sat

May 17-18

Mon-Tues