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Jewish Holidays 2016 | 5777

HOLIDAYS IN SEQUENTIAL ORDER
Please note: In the Jewish calendar, the date is set from sunset on the evening before the day that follows.
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Chanukah - Festival of Lights
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25th of Kislev, 5777
Light 1st candle Saturday evening December 24, 2016
Light 2nd candle Sunday evening December 25, 2016
Light 3rd candle Monday evening December 26, 2016
Light 4th candle Tuesday evening December 27, 2016
Light 5th candle Wednesday evening December 28, 2016
Light 6th candle Thursday evening December 29, 2016
Light 7th candle Friday evening December 30, 2016
Light 8th candle Saturday evening December 31, 2016
 

Chanukah forward planning - Light FIRST Candle:
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
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15th of Shvat, 5777
Begins Friday evening February 10, 2017 - Erev Tu Bishvat
Continues Saturday February 11, 2017
 

Tu Bishvat forward planning:
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
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14th of Adar, 5777
Begins Saturday evening March 11, 2017 - Erev Purim
Continues Sunday March 12, 2017
 

Purim forward planning:
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
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15th of Nisan, 5777
Begins Monday evening April 10, 2017
- First Seder - Erev Pesach
Continues 1st Day: Tuesday April 11, 2017
  Second Seder: Tuesday evening April 11, 2017
  2nd Day: Wednesday April 12, 2017
Begins again Sunday evening April 16, 2017
Ends in Israel: Monday evening April 17, 2017
Ends outside Israel: Tuesday evening April 18, 2017
 

Pesach forward planning - FIRST SEDER:
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
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27th of Nisan, 5777
Begins Saturday evening April 22, 2017 - Erev Yom Hashoah
Continues Sunday April 23, 2017
 

Yom Hashoah forward planning:
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
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5th of Iyyar, 5777
Begins Sunday evening April 30, 2017 - Erev Yom Hazikaron
Continues Monday May 1, 2017
 

Yom Hazikaron forward planning:
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
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6th of Iyyar, 5777
Begins Monday evening May 1, 2017 - Erev Yom Ha'atzmaut
Continues Tuesday May 2, 2017
 

Yom Ha'atzmaut forward planning:
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
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18th of Iyyar, 5777
Begins Saturday evening May 13, 2017 - Erev Lag Ba'Omer
Continues Sunday May 14, 2017
 

Lag Ba'Omer forward planning:
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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Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Day
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28th of Iyyar, 5777
Begins Tuesday evening May 23, 2017 - Erev Yom Yerushalayim
Continues Wednesday May 24, 2017
 

Yom Yerushalayim forward planning:
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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Shavuot - Festival of Weeks
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6th of Sivan, 5777
Begins Tuesday evening May 30, 2017
Continues 1st Day: Wednesday May 31, 2017
  2st Day: Thursday June 1, 2017
 

Shavuot forward planning:
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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Tisha B'av - Fast of Av
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9th of Av, 5777
Begins Monday evening July 31, 2017 - Erev Tisha B'av
Continues Tuesday August 1, 2017
 

Tisha B'av forward planning:
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
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1st of Tishrei, 5778
Begins Wednesday evening September 20, 2017
Continues 1st Day: Thursday September 21, 2017
  2st Day: Friday September 22, 2017
 

Rosh Hashanah forward planning:
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
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10th of Tishrei, 5778
Begins Friday evening September 29, 2017 - Erev Yom Kippur
Continues Saturday September 30, 2017
 

Yom Kippur forward planning:
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
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15th of Tishrei, 5778
Begins Wednesday evening October 4, 2017
Continues 1st Day: Thursday October 5, 2017
  2st Day: Friday October 6, 2017
 

Sukkot forward planning:
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
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22nd of Tishrei, 5778
Begins Wednesday evening October 11, 2017 - Erev Shemini Atzeret
Continues Thursday October 12, 2017
 

In Israel, and in many non-Orthodox congregations Simchat Torah is celebrated on the same day as Shemini Atzeret.

Shemini Atzeret forward planning:
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
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23rd of Tishrei, 5778
Begins Thursday evening October 12, 2017 - Erev Simchat Torah
Continues Friday October 13, 2017
 

Outside Israel, Simchat Torah is celebrated on the following dates:

Simchat Torah forward planning:
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.
 
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