Jewish Holidays 2018-2019 | 5779

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Chanukah - Festival of Lights

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Chanukah 2018

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
5782 - Sunday evening November 28, 2021
5783 - Sunday evening December 18, 2022


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Tu Bishvat - New Year of Trees

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Tu Bishvat 2019

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
5782 - Sunday evening January 16, 2022
5783 - Sunday evening February 5, 2023


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Purim

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Purim 2019

14th of Adar B, 5779
Begins Wednesday evening March 20, 2019 - Erev Purim
Continues Thursday March 21, 2019
Purim forward planning:
5780 - Monday evening March 9, 2020
5781 - Thursday evening February 25, 2021
5782 - Wednesday evening March 16, 2022
5783 - Monday evening March 6, 2023


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Pesach - Passover

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Pesach 2019

15th of Nisan, 5779
Begins Friday evening April 19, 2019
- First Seder - Erev Pesach
Continues 1st Day: Saturday April 20, 2019
  Second Seder: Saturday evening April 20, 2019
  2nd Day: Sunday April 21, 2019
Begins again Thursday evening April 25, 2019
Ends in Israel: Friday evening April 26, 2019
Ends outside Israel: Saturday evening April 27, 2019
Pesach forward planning - FIRST SEDER:
5780 - Wednesday evening April 8, 2020
5781 - Saturday evening March 27, 2021
5782 - Friday evening April 15, 2022
5783 - Wednesday evening April 5, 2023


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Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day

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Yom Hashoah 2019

27th of Nisan, 5779
Begins Wednesday evening May 1, 2019 - Erev Yom Hashoah
Continues Thursday May 2, 2019
Yom Hashoah forward planning:
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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Yom Hazikaron 2019

3rd of Iyyar, 5779
Begins Tuesday evening May 7, 2019 - Erev Yom Hazikaron
Continues Wednesday May 8, 2019
Yom Hazikaron forward planning:
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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Yom Ha'atzmaut 2019

4th of Iyyar, 5779
Begins Wednesday evening May 8, 2019 - Erev Yom Ha'atzmaut
Continues Thursday May 9, 2019
Yom Ha'atzmaut forward planning:
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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Lag Ba'Omer 2019

18th of Iyyar, 5779
Begins Wednesday evening May 22, 2019 - Erev Lag Ba'Omer
Continues Thursday May 23, 2019
Lag Ba'Omer forward planning:
5780 - Monday evening May 11, 2020
5781 - Thursday evening April 29, 2021


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Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Day

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Yom Yerushalayim 2019

28th of Iyyar, 5779
Begins Saturday evening June 1, 2019 - Erev Yom Yerushalayim
Continues Sunday June 2, 2019
Yom Yerushalayim forward planning:
5780 - Thursday evening May 21, 2020
5781 - Sunday evening May 9, 2021


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Shavuot - Festival of Weeks

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Shavuot 2019

6th of Sivan, 5779
Begins Saturday evening June 8, 2019
Continues 1st Day: Sunday June 9, 2019
  2st Day: Monday June 10, 2019
Shavuot forward planning:
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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Tisha B'av 2019

10th of Av, 5779
Begins Saturday evening August 10, 2019 - Erev Tisha B'av
Continues Sunday August 11, 2019
Tisha B'av forward planning:
5780 - Wednesday evening July 29, 2020
5781 - Saturday evening July 17, 2021


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Rosh Hashanah - New Year

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Rosh Hashanah 2019

1st of Tishrei, 5780
Begins Sunday evening September 29, 2019
Continues 1st Day: Monday September 30, 2019
  2st Day: Tuesday October 1, 2019
Rosh Hashanah forward planning:
5781 - Friday evening September 18, 2020
5782 - Monday evening September 6, 2021
5783 - Sunday evening September 25, 2022


Torah portions and references

Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement

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Yom Kippur 2019

10th of Tishrei, 5780
Begins Tuesday evening October 8, 2019 - Erev Yom Kippur
Continues Wednesday October 9, 2019
Yom Kippur forward planning:
5781 - Sunday evening September 27, 2020
5782 - Wednesday evening September 15, 2021
5783 - Tuesday evening October 4, 2022


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Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles

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Sukkot 2019

15th of Tishrei, 5780
Begins Sunday evening October 13, 2019
Continues 1st Day: Monday October 14, 2019
  2st Day: Tuesday October 15, 2019
Sukkot forward planning:
5781 - Friday evening October 2, 2020
5782 - Monday evening September 20, 2021
5783 - Sunday evening October 9, 2022


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Shemini Atzeret - Eighth Day of Assembly

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Shemini Atzeret 2019

22nd of Tishrei, 5780
Begins Sunday evening October 20, 2019 - Erev Shemini Atzeret
Continues Monday October 21, 2019
In Israel, and in many non-Orthodox congregations Simchat Torah is celebrated on the same day as Shemini Atzeret.

Shemini Atzeret forward planning:
5781 - Friday evening October 9, 2020
5782 - Monday evening September 27, 2021
5783 - Sunday evening October 16, 2022


Torah portions and references

Simchat Torah - Celebrating the Torah

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Simchat Torah 2019

23rd of Tishrei, 5780
Begins Monday evening October 21, 2019 - Erev Simchat Torah
Continues Tuesday October 22, 2019
Outside Israel, Simchat Torah is celebrated on the following dates:

Simchat Torah forward planning:
5781 - Saturday evening October 10, 2020
5782 - Tuesday evening September 28, 2021
5783 - Monday evening October 17, 2022


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