Jewish Holidays 2021-2022

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for

Hebrew Year 5782 (2021-2022).

Each holiday page includes a brief overview of special observances and
customs, and any special Torah readings.

All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date
specified in the tables below. For example, if the dates for Rosh
Hashana were listed as -,
then the holiday begins at sundown on Sep 6
and ends at nightfall on Sep 8.

Major holidays

Holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date specified.

 

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Hashana ‑8, 2021 The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur Day of Atonement
Sukkot , 2021 Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
Purim Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Pesach 2022 Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot , 2022 Festival of Weeks
Tish'a B'Av The Ninth of Av

Minor holidays

Holiday Dates Description
Tu BiShvat New Year for Trees
Shushan Purim Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Pesach Sheni Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer 33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av Minor Jewish holiday of love
Leil Selichot Aug 28, 2021 Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts

Holiday Dates Description
Tzom Gedaliah Sep 9, 2021 Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet Dec 14, 2021 Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther Mar 16, 2022 Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 15, 2022 Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz July 17, 2022 Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple

Modern holidays

Holiday Dates Description
Yom HaAliyah Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Sigd Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur
Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot

Holiday Dates Description
Shabbat Shuva Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat Shekalim Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

Rosh Chodesh

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Beginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Beginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh Tevet Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sh'vat
Rosh Chodesh Adar Beginning of new Hebrew month of Adar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan Beginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar Beginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh Av Beginning of new Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Chodesh Elul Beginning of new Hebrew month of Elul

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