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HOLIDAYS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
Chanukah
Lag Ba'Omer
Pesach
Purim
RoshHashanah
Shavuot
Simchat Torah
Sukkot
Tisha B'av
Tu Bishvat 
Yom Ha'atzmaut
Yom Hazikaron
Yom Kippur
Yom Hashoah
Yom Yerushalayim
Jewish Holidays
2014         5775
Please note:
In the Jewish calendar,
the date is set from
sunset on the evening before
the day that follows.


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HOLIDAYS IN SEQUENCE ORDER:
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
Sukkot
Simchat Torah
Chanukah
Tu Bishvat
Purim
Pesach
Yom Hashoah
Yom Hazikaron
Yom Ha'atzmaut
Lag Ba'Omer
Yom Yerushalayim
Shavuot
Tisha B'av

Chanukah - Festival of Lights
    Chanukah 2014 25th of Kislev, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Light 1st candle Tuesday evening December 16, 2014
Light 2nd candle Wednesday evening December 17, 2014
Light 3rd candle Thursday evening December 18, 2014
Light 4th candle Friday evening December 19, 2014
Light 5th candle Saturday evening December 20, 2014
Light 6th candle Sunday evening December 21, 2014
Light 7th candle Monday evening December 22, 2014
Light 8th candle Tuesday evening December 23, 2014
Chanukah forward planning - Light FIRST Candle:
5776 - Sunday evening December 6, 2015
5777 - Saturday evening December 24, 2016
5778 - Tuesday evening December 12, 2017
5779 - Sunday evening December 2, 2018
5780 - Sunday evening December 22, 2019
5781 - Thursday evening December 10, 2020
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Tu Bishvat - New Year of Trees
    Tu Bishvat 2015 15th of Shvat, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Tuesday evening February 3, 2015 - Erev Tu Bishvat
Continues Wednesday February 4, 2015
Tu Bishvat forward planning:
5776 - Sunday evening January 24, 2016
5777 - Friday evening February 10, 2017
5778 - Tuesday evening January 30, 2018
5779 - Sunday evening January 20, 2019
5780 - Sunday evening February 9, 2020
5781 - Wednesday evening January 27, 2021
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Purim
    Purim 2015 14th of Adar, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Wednesday evening March 4, 2015 - Erev Purim
Continues Thursday March 5, 2015
Purim forward planning:
5776 - Wednesday evening March 23, 2016
5777 - Saturday evening March 11, 2017
5778 - Wednesday evening February 28, 2018
5779 - Wednesday evening March 20, 2019
5780 - Monday evening March 9, 2020
5781 - Thursday evening February 25, 2021
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Pesach - Passover
    Pesach 2015 15th of Nisan, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Friday evening April 3, 2015 - First Seder - Erev Pesach
Continues 1st Day: Saturday April 4, 2015
  Second Seder Saturday evening April 4, 2015
  2st Day: Sunday April 5, 2015
Begins again Thursday evening April 9, 2015
Ends in Israel: Friday evening April 10, 2015
Ends outside Israel: Saturday evening April 11, 2015
Pesach forward planning - FIRST SEDER:
5776 - Friday evening April 22, 2016
5777 - Monday evening April 10, 2017
5778 - Friday evening March 30, 2018
5779 - Friday evening April 19, 2019
5780 - Wednesday evening April 8, 2020
5781 - Saturday evening March 27, 2021
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Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day
    Yom Hashoah 2015 27th of Nisan, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Wednesday evening April 15, 2015 - Erev Yom Hashoah
Continues Thursday April 16, 2015
Yom Hashoah forward planning:
5776 - Wednesday evening May 4, 2016
5777 - Saturday evening April 22, 2017
5778 - Wednesday evening April 11, 2018
5779 - Wednesday evening May 1, 2019
5780 - Monday evening April 20, 2020
5781 - Wednesday evening April 7, 2021
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Yom Hazikaron - Israel Remembrance Day
    Yom Hazikaron 2015 3rd of Iyyar, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Tuesday evening April 21, 2015 - Erev Yom Hazikaron
Continues Wednesday April 22, 2015
Yom Hazikaron forward planning:
5776 - Tuesday evening May 10, 2016
5777 - Sunday evening April 30, 2017
5778 - Tuesday evening April 17, 2018
5779 - Tuesday evening May 7, 2019
5780 - Monday evening April 27, 2020
5781 - Tuesday evening April 13, 2021
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Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day
    Yom Ha'atzmaut 2015 5th of Iyyar, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Thursday evening April 23, 2015 - Erev Yom Ha'atzmaut
Continues Friday April 24, 2015
Yom Ha'atzmaut forward planning:
5776 - Thursday evening May 12, 2016
5777 - Monday evening May 1, 2017
5778 - Wednesday evening April 18, 2018
5779 - Wednesday evening May 8, 2019
5780 - Tuesday evening April 28, 2020
5781 - Wednesday evening April 14, 2021
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Lag Ba'omer - 33rd Day of the Omer
    Lag Ba'Omer 2015 18th of Iyyar, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Wednesday evening May 6, 2015 - Erev Lag Ba'Omer
Continues Thursday May 7, 2015
Lag Ba'Omer forward planning:
5776 - Wednesday evening May 25, 2016
5777 - Saturday evening May 13, 2017
5778 - Wednesday evening May 2, 2018
5779 - Wednesday evening May 22, 2019
5780 - Monday evening May 11, 2020
5781 - Thursday evening April 29, 2021
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Shavuot - Festival of Weeks
    Shavuot 2015 18th of Iyyar, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Wednesday evening May 6, 2015
Continues 1st Day: Thursday May 7, 2015
  2st Day: Friday May 8, 2015
Shavuot forward planning:
5776 - Saturday evening June 11, 2016
5777 - Tuesday evening May 30, 2017
5778 - Saturday evening May 19, 2018
5779 - Saturday evening June 8, 2019
5780 - Thursday evening May 28, 2020
5781 - Sunday evening May 16, 2021
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Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Day
    Yom Yerushalayim 2015 28th of Iyyar, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Saturday evening May 16, 2015 - Erev Yom Yerushalayim
Continues Sunday May 17, 2015
Yom Yerushalayim forward planning:
5776 - Friday evening June 24, 2016
5777 - Tuesday evening May 23, 2017
5778 - Saturday evening May 12, 2018
5779 - Saturday evening June 1, 2019
5780 - Thursday evening May 21, 2020
5781 - Sunday evening May 9, 2021
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Tisha B'av - Fast of Av
    Tisha B'av 2015 10th of Av, 5775
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Saturday evening July 25, 2015 - Erev Tisha B'av
Continues Sunday July 26, 2015
Tisha B'av forward planning:
5776 - Saturday evening August 13, 2016
5777 - Monday evening July 31, 2017
5778 - Saturday evening July 21, 2018
5779 - Saturday evening August 10, 2019
5780 - Wednesday evening July 29, 2020
5781 - Saturday evening July 17, 2021
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Rosh Hashanah - New Year
    Rosh Hashanah 2015 1st of Tishrei, 5776
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Sunday evening September 13, 2015
Continues 1st Day: Monday September 14, 2015
  2st Day: Tuesday September 15, 2015
Rosh Hashanah forward planning:
5776 - Sunday evening October 2, 2016
5777 - Wednesday evening September 20, 2017
5778 - Sunday evening September 9, 2018
5779 - Sunday evening September 29, 2019
5780 - Friday evening September 18, 2020
5781 - Monday evening September 6, 2021
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Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement
    Yom Kippur 2015 10th of Tishrei, 5776
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Tuesday evening September 22, 2015 - Erev Yom Kippur
Continues Wednesday September 23, 2015
Yom Kippur forward planning:
5777 - Tuesday evening October 11, 2016
5778 - Friday evening September 29, 2017
5779 - Tuesday evening September 18, 2018
5780 - Tuesday evening October 8, 2019
5781 - Sunday evening September 27, 2020
5782 - Wednesday evening September 15, 2021
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Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles
    Sukkot 2015 15th of Tishrei, 5776
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Sunday evening September 27, 2015
Continues 1st Day: Monday September 28, 2015
  2st Day: Tuesday September 29, 2015
Sukkot forward planning:
5776 - Friday evening September 16, 2016
5778 - Wednesday evening October 4, 2017
5779 - Sunday evening September 23, 2018
5780 - Sunday evening October 13, 2019
5781 - Friday evening October 2, 2020
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Shemini Atzeret - Eighth Day of Assembly
In Israel, and in many non-Orthodox congregations Simchat Torah is celebrated on the same day as Shemini Atzeret.
    Shemini Atzeret 2015 22nd of Tishrei, 5776
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Sunday evening October 4, 2015 - Erev Shemini Atzeret
Continues Monday October 5, 2015
Shemini Atzeret forward planning:
5777 - Sunday evening October 23, 2016
5778 - Wednesday evening October 11, 2017
5779 - Sunday evening September 30, 2018
5780 - Sunday evening October 20, 2019
5781 - Friday evening October 9, 2020
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Simchat Torah - Celebrating the Torah
Outside Israel, Simchat Torah is celebrated on the following dates:
    Simchat Torah 2015 23rd of Tishrei, 5776
Torah
portions
and
references
Begins Monday evening October 5, 2015 - Erev Simchat Torah
Continues Tuesday October 6, 2015
Simchat Torah forward planning:
5777 - Monday evening October 24, 2016
5778 - Thursday evening October 12, 2017
5779 - Monday evening October 1, 2018
5780 - Monday evening October 21, 2019
5781 - Saturday evening October 10, 2020
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About Jewish holidays:
All Jewish holidays begin the evening before the date specified.
In Hebrew calendar a "day" begins and ends at sunset, rather than at midnight.
All holidays are celebrated on the same day of the Hebrew calendar every year
(with few exceptions when some holidays fall on Shabbat).
Special thanks to the Israel Science and Technology homepage for this summary

 

Special thanks to Jenni Gottshalk of New Zealand for the use of her images for Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha'atzmaut and Chanukah.

 

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