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.


2022

Monday, September 26 – Tuesday, September 27
ROSH HASHANAH – High Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Begins the 10 days of repentance.

Wednesday, September 28
TZOM GEDALIA – Fast from daybreak to nightfall. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

Wednesday, October 5
YOM KIPPUR – High Holy Day – The holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Fast from sundown on Tuesday to nightfall on Wednesday. Continuous prayer throughout the day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Monday, October 10 – Tuesday, October 11
SUKKOT – Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Sunday, October 16
HOSHANA RABAH – Prayer and feasting. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Monday, October 17
SHMINI ATZERET – Holy Day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Tuesday, October 18
SIMCHAT TORAH – Holy Day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Monday, December 19 – Monday, December 26
CHANUKAH – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

2023

Tuesday, January 3
ASARAH B’TEVET – Fast from daybreak to nightfall. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

Monday, February 6
TU B’SHEVAT – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Monday, March 6
TA’ANIT ESTHER – Fast from daybreak to nightfall. No other prohibitions on this holiday.

Tuesday, March 7
PURIM – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Thursday April 6 – Friday, April 7
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.

Wednesday, April 12 – Thursday, April 13
PASSOVER 7th & 8th days – Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Dietary restrictions apply.

Tuesday, May 9
LAG B’OMER – Festival. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.

Friday, May 26 – Thursday, May 27
SHAVUOT – Holy Days. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.

Thursday, July 6
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 27
TISHA B’AV – Fast from sundown on Wednesday to nightfall on Thursday. 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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