Jewish Holidays 2020-2021 | 5781

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Chanukah - Festival of Lights

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Chanukah 2020

25th of Kislev, 5781
Light 1st candle Thursday evening December 10, 2020
Light 2nd candle Friday evening December 11, 2020
Light 3rd candle Saturday evening December 12, 2020
Light 4th candle Sunday evening December 13, 2020
Light 5th candle Monday evening December 14, 2020
Light 6th candle Tuesday evening December 15, 2020
Light 7th candle Wednesday evening December 16, 2020
Light 8th candle Thursday evening December 17, 2020
Chanukah forward planning - Light FIRST Candle:
5782 - Sunday evening November 28, 2021
5783 - Sunday evening December 18, 2022
5784 - Thursday evening December 7, 2023
5785 - Wednesday evening December 25, 2024
5786 - Sunday evening December 14, 2025
5787 - Friday evening December 4, 2026


Torah portions and references

Tu Bishvat - New Year of Trees

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Tu Bishvat 2021

15th of Shvat, 5781
Begins Wednesday evening January 27, 2021 - Erev Tu Bishvat
Continues Thursday January 28, 2021
Tu Bishvat forward planning:
5782 - Sunday evening January 16, 2022
5783 - Sunday evening February 5, 2023
5784 - Wednesday evening January 24, 2024
5785 - Wednesday evening February 12, 2025
5786 - Sunday evening February 1, 2026
5787 - Friday evening January 22, 2027


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Purim

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Purim 2021

14th of Adar, 5781
Begins Thursday evening February 25, 2021 - Erev Purim
Continues Friday February 26, 2021
Purim forward planning:
5782 - Wednesday evening March 16, 2022
5783 - Monday evening March 6, 2023
5784 - Saturday evening March 23, 2024
5785 - Thursday evening March 13, 2025
5786 - Monday evening March 2, 2026
5787 - Monday evening March 22, 2027


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Pesach - Passover

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Pesach 2021

15th of Nisan, 5781
Begins Saturday evening March 27, 2021
- First Seder - Erev Pesach
Continues 1st Day: Sunday March 28, 2021
  Second Seder: Sunday evening March 28, 2021
  2nd Day: Monday March 29, 2021
Begins again Friday evening April 2, 2021
Ends in Israel: Saturday evening April 3, 2021
Ends outside Israel: Sunday evening April 4, 2021
Pesach forward planning - FIRST SEDER:
5782 - Friday evening April 15, 2022
5783 - Wednesday evening April 5, 2023
5784 - Monday evening April 22, 2024
5785 - Saturday evening April 12, 2025
5786 - Friday evening May 1, 2026
5787 - Wednesday evening April 21, 2027


Torah portions and references

Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day

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Yom Hashoah 2021

26th of Nisan, 5781
Begins Wednesday evening April 7, 2021 - Erev Yom Hashoah
Continues Thursday April 8, 2021
Yom Hashoah forward planning:
5782 - Wednesday evening April 27, 2022
5783 - Monday evening April 17, 2023
5784 - Sunday evening May 5, 2024
5785 - Wednesday evening April 23, 2025
5786 - Monday evening April 13, 2026
5787 - Monday evening May 3, 2027


Torah portions and references

Yom Hazikaron - Israel Remembrance Day

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Yom Hazikaron 2021

2nd of Iyyar, 5781
Begins Tuesday evening April 13, 2021 - Erev Yom Hazikaron
Continues Wednesday April 14, 2021
Yom Hazikaron forward planning:
5782 - Tuesday evening May 3, 2022
5783 - Monday evening April 24, 2023
5784 - Sunday evening May 12, 2024
5785 - Tuesday evening April 29, 2025
5786 - Monday evening April 20, 2026
5787 - Monday evening May 10, 2027


Torah portions and references

Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day

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Yom Ha'atzmaut 2021

3rd of Iyyar, 5781
Begins Wednesday evening April 14, 2021 - Erev Yom Ha'atzmaut
Continues Thursday April 15, 2021
Yom Ha'atzmaut forward planning:
5782 - Wednesday evening May 4, 2022
5783 - Tuesday evening April 25, 2023
5784 - Monday evening May 13, 2024
5785 - Sunday evening April 13, 2025
5786 - Tuesday evening April 21, 2026
5787 - Tuesday evening May 11, 2027


Torah portions and references

Lag Ba'omer - 33rd Day of the Omer

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Lag Ba'Omer 2021

18th of Iyyar, 5781
Begins Thursday evening April 29, 2021 - Erev Lag Ba'Omer
Continues Friday April 30, 2021
Lag Ba'Omer forward planning:
5782 - Wednesday evening May 18, 2022
5783 - Monday evening May 8, 2023
5784 - Saturday evening May 25, 2024
5785 - Thursday evening May 15, 2025
5786 - Monday evening May 4, 2026
5787 - Monday evening May 24, 2027


Torah portions and references

Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Day

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Yom Yerushalayim 2021

28th of Iyyar, 5781
Begins Sunday evening May 9, 2021 - Erev Yom Yerushalayim
Continues Monday May 10, 2021
Yom Yerushalayim forward planning:
5782 - Saturday evening May 28, 2022
5783 - Thursday evening May 18, 2023
5784 - Tuesday evening June 4, 2024
5785 - Sunday evening May 25, 2025
5786 - Thursday evening May 14, 2026
5787 - Thursday evening June 3, 2027


Torah portions and references

Shavuot - Festival of Weeks

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Shavuot 2021

6th of Sivan, 5781
Begins Sunday evening May 16, 2021
Continues 1st Day: Monday May 17, 2021
  2st Day: Tuesday May 18, 2021
Shavuot forward planning:
5782 - Saturday evening June 4, 2022
5783 - Thursday evening May 25, 2023
5784 - Tuesday evening June 11, 2024
5785 - Sunday evening June 1, 2025
5786 - Thursday evening May 21, 2026
5787 - Thursday evening June 10, 2027


Torah portions and references

Tisha B'av - Fast of Av

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Tisha B'av 2021

9th of Av, 5781
Begins Saturday evening July 17, 2021 - Erev Tisha B'av
Continues Sunday July 18, 2021
Tisha B'av forward planning:
5782 - Saturday evening August 6, 2022
5783 - Wednesday evening July 26, 2023
5784 - Monday evening August 12, 2024
5785 - Saturday evening August 2, 2025
5786 - Wednesday evening July 22, 2026
5787 - Wednesday evening August 11, 2027


Torah portions and references

Rosh Hashanah - New Year

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Rosh Hashanah 2021

1st of Tishrei, 5782
Begins Monday evening September 6, 2021
Continues 1st Day: Tuesday September 7, 2021
  2st Day: Wednesday September 8, 2021
Rosh Hashanah forward planning:
5783 - Sunday evening September 25, 2022
5784 - Friday evening September 15, 2023
5785 - Wednesday evening October 2, 2024
5786 - Monday evening September 22, 2025
5787 - Friday evening September 11, 2026


Torah portions and references

Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement

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Yom Kippur 2021

10th of Tishrei, 5782
Begins Wednesday evening September 15, 2021 - Erev Yom Kippur
Continues Thursday September 16, 2021
Yom Kippur forward planning:
5783 - Tuesday evening October 4, 2022
5784 - Sunday evening September 24, 2023
5785 - Friday evening October 11, 2024
5786 - Wednesday evening October 1, 2025
5787 - Sunday evening September 20, 2026


Torah portions and references

Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles

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Sukkot 2021

15th of Tishrei, 5782
Begins Monday evening September 20, 2021
Continues 1st Day: Tuesday September 21, 2021
  2st Day: Wednesday September 22, 2021
Sukkot forward planning:
5783 - Sunday evening October 9, 2022
5784 - Friday evening September 29, 2023
5785 - Wednesday evening October 16, 2024
5786 - Monday evening October 6, 2025
5787 - Friday evening September 25, 2026


Torah portions and references

Shemini Atzeret - Eighth Day of Assembly

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Shemini Atzeret 2021

22nd of Tishrei, 5782
Begins Monday evening September 27, 2021 - Erev Shemini Atzeret
Continues Tuesday September 28, 2021
In Israel, and in many non-Orthodox congregations Simchat Torah is celebrated on the same day as Shemini Atzeret.

Shemini Atzeret forward planning:
5783 - Sunday evening October 16, 2022
5784 - Friday evening October 6, 2023
5785 - Wednesday evening October 23, 2024
5786 - Monday evening October 13, 2025
5787 - Friday evening October 2, 2026


Torah portions and references

Simchat Torah - Celebrating the Torah

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Simchat Torah 2021

23rd of Tishrei, 5782
Begins Tuesday evening September 28, 2021 - Erev Simchat Torah
Continues Wednesday September 29, 2021
Outside Israel, Simchat Torah is celebrated on the following dates:

Simchat Torah forward planning:
5783 - Monday evening October 17, 2022
5784 - Saturday evening October 7, 2023
5785 - Thursday evening October 24, 2024
5786 - Tuesday evening October 14, 2025
5787 - Saturday evening October 3, 2026


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