Jewish Holiday Calendar 2018/19

Chanukah – Latkes and Light

Begins Sun. night, Dec. 2, 2018 and continues through Monday, December 10, 2018

Fast of Tevet 10 – mourning the temple

Begins sunrise of Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Ends nightfall of Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tu b’Shevat 15 – The new year of the trees

Monday, January 21, 2019

Purim – Hamentashen/Megillah reading/Food Baskets/Charity

Begins sunset of Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Ends nightfall of Thursday, March 21, 2019

Passover/Pesach – Matzah/Seder/Freedom

Begins sunset of Friday, April 19, 2019 Ends nightfall of Saturday, April 27, 2019 Yom Tov April 20th – April 21st and April 26th – 27th Chol Hamoed April 22nd – 25th

Second Passover – Pesach Sheni (second chance)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Lag b’ Omer – 33rd day of counting (The day of Joy)

Thursday, May 23, 2019 Work permitted

Shavuot – Ten Commandments/Receive the Torah/Eat dairy

Begins sunset of Saturday, June 8, 2019 Ends nightfall of Monday, June 10, 2019

The 3 weeks – Mourning period/Awaiting the third temple

Saturday, June 30, 2018 through Sunday, July 22, 2018

Fast of the 17th of Tammuz – Mourn the temples

July 1, 2018

Fast of Tisha B’Av – Last day of the 3 week mourning of the temples

July 21st – 22nd 2018

The 15th of Av – Dance in the vineyards/find a spouse

Friday, July 27, 2018

Rosh Hashanah – Dip an apple in honey/Ask forgiveness/Hear the Shofar

Begins sunset of Sunday, September 9, 2018 Ends nightfall of Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Yom Kippur – Day of Atonement (fast and forgiveness)

Begins sunset of Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Ends nightfall of Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sukkot – Live in a Hut/Shake a lulav & esrog

Begins sunset of Sunday, September 23, 2018 Ends nightfall of Sunday, September 30, 2018 Yom Tov September 24th – 25th, Chol Hamoed September 26th – 29th

Hoshanah Rabbah – Beat the willows (aravah)

September 30, 2018

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah – Dance with the Torah

Begins sunset of Sunday, September 30, 2018 Ends nightfall of Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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