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.


2020

Tuesday, May 12
LAG B’OMER – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Friday, May 29 – Saturday, May 30
SHAVUOTHoly Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Thursday, July 9
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.

Thursday, July 30
TISHA B’AV – Fast from sundown on Wednesday to nightfall on Thursday. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

Saturday, September 19 – Sunday, September 20
ROSH HASHANAHHigh Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Begins the 10 days of repentance.

Monday, September 21
TZOM GEDALIA – Fast from daybreak to nightfall. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

Monday, September 28
YOM KIPPURHigh Holy Day – The holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Fast from sundown on Sunday to nightfall on Monday. Continuous prayer throughout the day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Saturday, October 3 – Sunday, October 4
SUKKOT – Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Friday, October 9
HOSHANA RABAH – Prayer and feasting. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Saturday, October 10
SHMINI ATZERET – Holy Day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Sunday, October 11
SIMCHAT TORAH – Holy Day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Friday, December 11 – Friday, December 18
CHANUKAH – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Friday, December 25
ASARAH B’TEVET – Fast from daybreak to nightfall. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

2021

Thursday, January 28
TU B’SHEVAT – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Thursday, February 25
TA’ANIT ESTHER – Fast from daybreak to nightfall. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

Friday, February 26
PURIM – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Sunday March 28 – Monday, March 29
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.

Saturday, April 3 – Sunday, April 4
PASSOVER 7th & 8th days – Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Dietary restrictions apply.

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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