Jewish Holidays 2024

Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays for 2024. Each holiday page includes a brief overview of special observances and customs, and any special Torah readings.

Except for minor fasts, holidays begin at sundown on the date specified in the tables below. For example, if the dates for Rosh Hashana are listed as -, then the holiday begins at sundown on Oct 2 and ends at nightfall on Oct 4.

Advertisement

Major holidays

Holidays begin at sundown on the first date specified and end at nightfall on the last date specified.

Dates in bold are yom tov, so they have similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat in the sense that normal "work" is forbidden.

HolidayDates
Pesach M‑W
Th‑Sa
Su‑Tu
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot Tu‑Th
Festival of Weeks
Rosh Hashana W‑F
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur F‑Sa
Day of Atonement
Sukkot W‑F
Sa‑W
Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret W‑Th
Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Th‑F
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah W‑Th
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication

Minor holidays

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat W‑Th
New Year for Trees
Purim Katan Th‑F
Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Purim Sa‑Su
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim Su‑M
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Pesach Sheni Tu‑W
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer Sa‑Su
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av Su‑M
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot Tu‑W
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot Sep 28 Sa
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts

Minor fasts begin at dawn and end at nightfall.

Tish'a B'Av begins at sundown on the first date specified and ends at nightfall on the second date specified.

HolidayDates
Ta'anit Esther Mar 21 Th
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot Apr 22 M
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz Jul 23 Tu
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av M‑Tu
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah Oct 6 Su
Fast of the Seventh Month

Modern holidays

HolidayDates
Yom HaAliyah W‑Th
Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoah Su‑M
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron Su‑M
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut M‑Tu
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim Tu‑W
Jerusalem Day
Yom HaAliyah School Observance F
Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
Sigd F‑Sa
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot

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

Rosh Chodesh

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat W‑Th
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar I Th‑Sa
Start of month of Adar I (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II Sa‑M
Start of month of Adar II (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan M‑Tu
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar Tu‑Th
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan Th‑F
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz F‑Su
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av Su‑M
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul M‑W
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Th‑Sa
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev Sa‑M
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet M‑W
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar