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The Jewish Calendar 2015-20
Major holiday dates for Judaism

Here are the dates of Jewish holidays, including Purim, Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Hanukkah, from 2015 to 2020. NOTE: All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date given.

Year Purim1 1st day
Passover2
1st day
Shavuot3
1st day
Rosh
Hashanah4
Yom
Kippur5
1st day
Sukkot6
Shemini
Atzeret7
1st day
Hanukkah8
2015 March 5 April 4 May 24 Sept. 14 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Dec. 7
2016 March 24 April 23 June 12 Oct. 3 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Dec. 25
2017 March 12 April 11 May 31 Sept. 21 Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Dec. 13
2018 March 1 March 31 May 20 Sept. 10 Sept. 19 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Dec. 3
2019 March 21 April 20 June 9 Sept. 30 Oct. 9 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Dec. 23
2020 March 10 April 9 May 29 Sept. 19 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Dec. 11
NOTE: All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date given.
1. Feast of Lots.
2. Feast of Unleavened Bread.
3. Hebrew Pentecost; or Feast of Weeks, or of Harvest, or of First Fruits.
4. Jewish New Year.
5. Day of Atonement.
6. Feast of Tabernacles, or of the Ingathering.
7. Assembly of the Eighth Day.
8. Festival of Lights.
Length of Jewish holidays:
Orthodox and Conservative:
 In Israel: Purim: 1 day. Passover: 7 days; first and last are holy. Shavuot: 1 day. Rosh Hashanah: 2 days. Yom Kippur: 1 day. Sukkot: 7 days; first is holy. Shemini Atzeret: 1 day. Hanukkah: 8 days.
 Outside Israel: Purim: 1 day. Passover: 8 days; first 2 and last 2 are holy. Shavuot: 2 days. Rosh Hashanah: 2 days. Yom Kippur: 1 day. Sukkot: 7 days; first 2 are holy. Shemini Atzeret: 2 days (2nd called Simchat Torah). Hanukkah: 8 days.
Reform:
 Purim: 1 day. Passover: 7 days; first and last are holy. Shavuot: 1 day. Rosh Hashanah: 1 day. Yom Kippur: 1 day. Sukkot: 7 days; first is holy. Shemini Atzeret: 1 day. Hanukkah: 8 days.

 


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