Jewish Holidays

The Jewish Sabbath begins every Friday at sunset and ends Saturday at nightfall.
It is a day of prayer and study and no work, writing, commerce, or travel is permitted.

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All Jewish Holy Days and Festivals begin at sundown the evening before the date shown and conclude at nightfall of the last day. Fast Days may be from sunset to sunset or sunrise to sunset.


2021

Tuesday, September 7 – Wednesday, September 8
ROSH HASHANAH – High Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Begins the 10 days of repentance.

Thursday, September 9
TZOM GEDALIA – Fast from daybreak to nightfall. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

Thursday, September 16
YOM KIPPUR – High Holy Day – The holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Fast from sundown on Wednesday to nightfall on Thursday. Continuous prayer throughout the day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Tuesday, September 21 – Wednesday, September 22
SUKKOT – Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Monday, September 27
HOSHANA RABAH – Prayer and feasting. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Tuesday, September 28
SHMINI ATZERET – Holy Day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Wednesday, September 29
SIMCHAT TORAH – Holy Day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Monday, November 29 – Monday, December 6
CHANUKAH – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Tuesday, December 14
ASARAH B’TEVET – Fast from daybreak to nightfall. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

2022

Monday, January 17
TU B’SHEVAT – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Wednesday, March 16
TA’ANIT ESTHER – Fast from daybreak to nightfall. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

Thursday, March 17
PURIM – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Saturday April 16 – Sunday, April 17
PASSOVER 1st & 2nd days – Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Dietary restrictions apply for the duration of the 8 day holiday, including those days which are not designated as holy days.

Friday, April 22 – Saturday, April 23
PASSOVER 7th & 8th days – Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Dietary restrictions apply.

Thursday, May 19
LAG B’OMER – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Sunday, Jun 5 – Monday, June 6
SHAVUOT – Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Sunday, July 17
SHIVA ASAR B’TAMMUZ – Fast from daybreak to nightfall. No other prohibitions on this holiday. Begins the 3 weeks of mourning for the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Sunday, August 7
TISHA B’AV – Fast from sundown on Saturday to nightfall on Sunday. Some observers refrain from work. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

 

The Sabbath and some holy days require preparation before sundown and some observances at the end of the day.
When planning events before or after these days, consideration should be given to those requirements and for allowing time for people to travel to and from their homes.

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