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Jewish Holidays 2018 | 5778

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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Purim
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14th of Adar, 5778
Begins Wednesday evening February 28, 2018 - Erev Purim
Continues Thursday March 1, 2018
 

Purim forward planning:
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, 5778
Begins Friday evening March 30, 2018
- First Seder - Erev Pesach
Continues 1st Day: Saturday March 31, 2018
  Second Seder: Saturday evening March 31, 2018
  2nd Day: Sunday April 1, 2018
Begins again Thursday evening April 5, 2018
Ends in Israel: Friday evening April 6, 2018
Ends outside Israel: Saturday evening April 7, 2018
 

Pesach forward planning - FIRST SEDER:
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, 5778
Begins Wednesday evening April 11, 2018 - Erev Yom Hashoah
Continues Thursday April 12, 2018
 

Yom Hashoah forward planning:
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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3rd of Iyyar, 5778
Begins Tuesday evening April 17, 2018 - Erev Yom Hazikaron
Continues Wednesday April 18, 2018
 

Yom Hazikaron forward planning:
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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4th of Iyyar, 5778
Begins Wednesday evening April 18, 2018 - Erev Yom Ha'atzmaut
Continues Thursday April 19, 2018
 

Yom Ha'atzmaut forward planning:
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, 5778
Begins Wednesday evening May 2, 2018 - Erev Lag Ba'Omer
Continues Thursday May 3, 2018
 

Lag Ba'Omer forward planning:
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, 5778
Begins Saturday evening May 12, 2018 - Erev Yom Yerushalayim
Continues Sunday May 13, 2018
 

Yom Yerushalayim forward planning:
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, 5778
Begins Saturday evening May 19, 2018
Continues 1st Day: Sunday May 20, 2018
  2st Day: Monday May 21, 2018
 

Shavuot forward planning:
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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10th of Av, 5778
Begins Saturday evening July 21, 2018 - Erev Tisha B'av
Continues Sunday July 22, 2018
 

Tisha B'av forward planning:
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, 5779
Begins Sunday evening September 9, 2018
Continues 1st Day: Monday September 10, 2018
  2st Day: Tuesday September 11, 2018
 

Rosh Hashanah forward planning:
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, 5779
Begins Tuesday evening September 18, 2018 - Erev Yom Kippur
Continues Wednesday September 19, 2018
 

Yom Kippur forward planning:
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, 5779
Begins Sunday evening September 23, 2018
Continues 1st Day: Monday September 24, 2018
  2st Day: Tuesday September 25, 2018
 

Sukkot forward planning:
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, 5779
Begins Sunday evening September 30, 2018 - Erev Shemini Atzeret
Continues Monday October 1, 2018
 

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

Shemini Atzeret forward planning:
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, 5779
Begins Monday evening October 1, 2018 - Erev Simchat Torah
Continues Tuesday October 2, 2018
 

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

Simchat Torah forward planning:
5780 - Monday evening October 21, 2019
5781 - Saturday evening October 10, 2020
 
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Chanukah - Festival of Lights
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25th of Kislev, 5779
Light 1st candle Sunday evening December 2, 2018
Light 2nd candle Monday evening December 3, 2018
Light 3rd candle Tuesday evening December 4, 2018
Light 4th candle Wednesday evening December 5, 2018
Light 5th candle Thursday evening December 6, 2018
Light 6th candle Friday evening December 7, 2018
Light 7th candle Saturday evening December 8, 2018
Light 8th candle Sunday evening December 9, 2018
 

Chanukah forward planning - Light FIRST Candle:
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, 5779
Begins Sunday evening January 20, 2019 - Erev Tu Bishvat
Continues Monday January 21, 2019
 

Tu Bishvat forward planning:
5780 - Sunday evening February 9, 2020
5781 - Wednesday evening January 27, 2021
 
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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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