Jewish Holidays 2021 – 2022

Holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the 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.

 

Major Holidays

HolidaysDatesDescription
Rosh HashanaSep 6-8, 2021 Mon‑WedThe Jewish New Year
Yom KippurSep 15-16, 2021 Wed-ThuDay of Atonement
SukkotSep 20-22, 2021 Mon-Wed
Sep 23-27, 2019 Thu-Mon
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini AtzeretSep 27-28, 2021 Mon-TueEighth Day of Assembly
Simchat TorahSep 28-29, 2021 Tue-WedDay of Celebrating the Torah
ChanukahNov 28 - Dec 6, 2021 Sun‑MonThe Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
PurimMar 16-17, 2022 Wed-ThuPurim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
PesachApr 15-17, 2022 Fri‑Sun
Apr 18-20, 2022 Mon-Wed
Apr 21-23, 2022 Thu‑Shabbat
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
ShavuotJun 4-6, 2022 Shabbat‑MonFestival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Tish'a B'AvAug 6-7, 2021 Shabbat-SunThe Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

 

Minor Holidays

HolidaysDatesDescription
Tu BiShvatJan 16-17, 2022 Sun-MonNew Year for Trees
Purim KatanFeb 14-15, 2022 Mon-TueMinor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years
Shushan PurimMar 17-18, 2022 Thu-FriPurim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach SheniMay 14-15, 2022 Shabbat-SunSecond Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmerMay 18-19, 2022 Wed-Thu33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'AvAug 11-12, 2022 Thu-FriMinor Jewish holiday of love, observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Hashana LaBehemotAug 27-28, 2022 Shabbat-SunNew Year for Tithing Animals
Leil SelichotSep 17, 2022 ShabbatPrayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

 

Minor Fasts

HolidaysDatesDescription
Tzom GedaliahSep 9, 2021 ThuFast of the Seventh Month, commemorates the assassination of the Jewish governor of Judah
Asara B'TevetDec 14, 2021 TueFast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit EstherMar 16, 2022 WedFast of Esther
Ta'anit BechorotApr 15, 2022 FriFast of the First Born
Tzom TammuzJul 17, 2022 SunFast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'AvAug 6-7, 2022 Shabbat-SunThe Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

 

Modern Holidays

HolidaysDatesDescription
Yom HaAliyah School ObservanceOct 13, 2021 WedAliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
SigdNov 3-4, 2021 Wed-ThuEthiopiana Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur
Yom HaAliyahApr 10-11, 2021 Sun-MonRecognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoahApr 27-28, 2022 Wed-ThuHolocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaronMay 3-4, 2022 Tue-WedIsraeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'utMay 4-5, 2022 Wed-ThuIsraeli Independence Day
Yom YerushalayimMay 28-29, 2022 Shabbat-SunJerusalem Day

 

Special Shabbatot

HolidaysDatesDescription
Shabbat ShuvaSep 10-11, 2021 Fri-ShabbatShabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat ShirahJan 14-15, 2022 Fri-ShabbatShabbat of Song
Shabbat ShekalimFeb 25-26, 2022 Fri-ShabbatShabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat ZachorMar 11-12, 2022 Fri-ShabbatShabbat before Purim
Shabbat ParahMar 25-26, 2022 Fri-ShabbatShabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh Apr 1-2, 2022 Fri-ShabbatShabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadolApr 8-9, 2022 Fri-ShabbatShabbat before Pesach
Shabbat ChazonAug 5-6, 2022 Fri-ShabbatShabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat NachamuAug 12-13, 2022 Fri-ShabbatShabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Rosh ChodeshWhen Shabbat falls on Rosh Chodesh
Shabbat Machar ChodeshWhen Shabbat falls the day before Rosh Chodesh

 

Rosh Chodesh

HolidaysDatesDescription
Rosh Chodesh CheshvanOct 5-7, 2021 Tue-ThuBeginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh KislevNov 4-5, 2021 Thu-FriBeginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh TevetDec 3-5, 2021 Fri-SunBeginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Jan 2-3, 2022 Sun-MonBeginning of new Hebrew month of Sh'vat
Rosh Chodesh Adar IJan 31 - Feb 2, 2022 Mon-WedBeginning of new Hebrew month of Adar I (On Leap Years)
Rosh Chodesh Adar IIMar 2-4, 2022 Wed-FriBeginning of new Hebrew month of Adar II (On Leap Years)
Rosh Chodesh NisanApr 1-2, 2022 Fri-ShabbatBeginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh IyyarApr 30 - May 2, 2022 Shabbat-MonBeginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh SivanMay 30-31, 2022 Mon-TueBeginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Jun 28-30, 2022 Tue-ThuBeginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh AvJul 28-29, 2022 Thu-FriBeginning of new Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Chodesh ElulAug 26-28, 2022 Fri-SunBeginning of new Hebrew month of Elul