Calendar and Dates of Jewish Holidays

Torah (Maurizio Pesce / CC-by)

Judaism is an ancient monotheistic religion with the Torah as its holy text1. There are an estimated six million people who identify as Jewish living in the United States of America2. This accounts for only 2% of the American population2. However, there is much controversy over who is actually considered to be Jewish because of both religious and cultural differences among individuals, families, and sects3. Although originally founded as a religion, many Jews consider themselves not as religious, but as ethnically or culturally Jewish only4.

There are eight major and eight minor holidays in the Jewish faith5. Regardless of religious devotion, most Jews in the US participate in the major holidays6. The most significant of which is Passover6. At this day, a large meal called a Seder is eaten with family and friends to recount the story of the Jewish people escaping enslavement in Egypt and finding their own land after wandering through the desert6. Although a minor holiday elsewhere in the world, Hanukkah has also become widely observed because of its proximity to Christmas7. Other than that, Jewish holidays are celebrated to varying degrees7.

Jewish Holidays Dates 2020, 2021 and 2022

Tu Bishvat
  • Monday, February 10th 2020
  • Thursday, January 28th 2021
  • Monday, January 17th 2022
  • Tuesday, March 10th 2020
  • Friday, February 26th 2021
  • Thursday, March 17th 2022
  • from Thursday, April 9th to Thursday, April 16th 2020
  • from Sunday, March 28th to Sunday, April 4th 2021
  • from Saturday, April 16th to Saturday, April 23rd 2022
Lag Ba'Omer
  • Tuesday, May 12th 2020
  • Tuesday, March 30th 2021
  • Thursday, May 19th 2022
  • Friday, 29th and Saturday, May 30th 2020
  • Monday, 17th and Tuesday, May 18th 2021
  • Sunday, 5th and Monday, June 6th 2022
Tisha B'Av
  • Thursday, 30th and Friday, July 31st 2020
    In NYC, starts Wednesday at 21:33 and ends Thursday at 22:17.
  • Sunday, 18th and Monday, July 19th 2021
    In NYC, starts Saturday at 21:47 and ends Sunday at 22:35.
  • Sunday, 7th and Monday, August 8th 2022
    In NYC, starts Saturday at 21:22 and ends Sunday at 22:04.
Rosh Hashanah
  • Saturday, 19th and Sunday, September 20th 2020
    In NYC, starts Friday at 18:41 and ends Sunday at 19:38.
  • Tuesday, 7th and Wednesday, September 8th 2021
    In NYC, starts Monday at 19:02 and ends Wednesday at 19:59.
  • Monday, 26th and Tuesday, September 27th 2022
    In NYC, starts Sunday at 18:30 and ends Tuesday at 19:26.
Yom Kippur
  • Monday, 28th and Tuesday, September 29th 2020
    In NYC, starts Sunday at 18:26 and ends Monday at 19:24.
  • Thursday, 16th and Friday, September 17th 2021
    In NYC, starts Wednesday at 18:47 and ends Thursday at 19:45.
  • Wednesday, 5th and Thursday, October 6th 2022
    In NYC, starts Tuesday at 18:15 and ends Wednesday at 19:13.
  • from Friday, October 2nd in the evening, to Sunday, October 11th 2020
  • from Monday, September 20th in the evening, to Wednesday, September 29th 2021
  • from Sunday, October 9th in the evening, to Tuesday, October 18th 2022
Simchat Torah
  • Sunday, October 11th 2020
  • Wednesday, September 29th 2021
  • Tuesday, October 18th 2022
  • from Thursday, December 10th to Friday, December 18th 2020
  • from Sunday, November 28th to Monday, December 6th 2021
  • from Sunday, December 18th to Monday, December 26th 2022

Religious Holidays

Monday 27 January Week 5 | Keith BWaxing Crescent

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